A beautiful reading of Keat’s poem Ode to a Nightingale. In the poem Keat’s contrasts the emortal Nightingale to himself. The bird’s voice was heard, in ancient times “by emperor and clown”. Keat’s reflects that where he to die the bird would continue to sing and he (Keats) “would have ears in vain”, he would become a “sod”, a piece of earth while the bird continued to pour forth it’s song.
This poem has so much in it. The contrasting of the bir’s “happy lot” when compared to human suffering (Keat’s brother died in his arm’s, of consumption and the poet himself was destined to die at the very young age of 25).
For this wonderful reading please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roYYUDPDW3E