• Art
  • Published 2009

'Darkling I Listen': The Nightingale's Song In and Out of Poetry

  title={'Darkling I Listen': The Nightingale's Song In and Out of Poetry},
  author={Catherine Anne Addison},
The nightingale is a common non-endangered species of songbird found almost throughout Europe and Asia, where it has from time immemorial been regarded as the maestro of bird composition and performance. It has come to signify not music so much as poetry, especially love poetry and, of course, love itself. Although in fact only the male of the species sings, the mythology surrounding nightingales styles the singer as female; and, although most people listening to the actual sound of nightingale… CONTINUE READING


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