From the recording Cosmic Summer Sojourn

Words by John W. Tufts, 1892 Music and Arrangement by Susan Savia

"Silence is not the absence of sound. Silence is the toning down of inner and outer static, noise that occupies not only the ears but also the attention. Silence allows many sounds to reach awareness that otherwise would go unheard – the sounds of birds, water, wind, trees, frogs, insects... As well as conscience, daydreams, intuitions, inhibitions and wishes. One cultivates silence not by forcing the ears not to hear, but by turning up the volume on the music of the world and the soul."
Thomas Moore, Meditations

"Each night, without knowing it, you return to the unmanifested Source of all life when you enter the stage of deep, dreamless sleep . . Eckhart Tolle, "A New Earth"


The silent moon is beaming
while lulled in fairy dreaming
We watch its radiance gleaming
Upon the waters bright

Our voices softly blending
in harmony ascending
With every cadence ending
Seem lost in azure light

The waves are calmly sleeping
the dewy flowers are weeping
And stars their vigils keeping
above the tranquil lake

Light zephyrs softly sighing
‘mid fragrant perfume dying
To echo’s faint replying
fond memories awake