mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

As ever, a crossword clue took me to Keats Ode to a Nightingale, which I'd somehow managed never to read even as I see it quoted all over the Victorian literary landscape. Then I wondered just what was so melodiously wonderful about nightingales, given how unmusical birds are in general. Googled and listened to a few videos of same. Nightingales sound like a clockwork something winding down. Keats must have been eating some high quality opium to get from that to 'full-throated ease.'

Never did care for birds much, actually. Even before I learned they were shrunk dinosaurs I felt there was something unheimlich about them.
Tags: rl, verse
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    The dread Torontonian three h's are upon us: hot, hazy, and humid. Must still say it's not that hot- 28 may be muggy and unpleasant but doesn't…

  • (no subject)

    Discover by accident ie poking around menues which evidently is how you're supposed to find techy things out, that the command to kill images is…

  • A reason not to write Regencies

    My easy care reading at the moment is something called The Age of Exuberance, a fifty year old semi-textbook designed to give American students some…

  • Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments