40 days of poetry: Day 7: Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats

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Day 7! This is “To a Nightingale”, a rich tapestry of words. It was quite a challenge to record. Keiko loved the first part about the bird singing in the trees, but she doesn’t have any patience for John Keats when he starts to get morbid. In his defence, Keats died at 25 from Tuberculosis, so he knew much about suffering. You might be surprised that Keats was considered “uncouth” for his preoccupation with personal mental and emotional states rather than mythology and/or intellectualism which were more popular at the time.

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