A Brush With Rusty
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Monday, March 21, 2011

"Nightingale" Watercolor painting by Rusty Harden

8 x 10"
Original  $95.00
Poets have long considered the nightingale as symbol of a poet.
Shelly wrote in his “A Defense of Poetry":

"A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why.”

"Tender is the night" is a lyric in John Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale".


Sky Hipnautica said...

A nightingale sings out
off in the distant night,
Typically they sing
when they're alone.
Forlornly calling out to their mate.
I waited with him
to hear her familiar voice.
But my heart falls as his falls into the silence of the night.
He sings out each night,
to longer and longer silence.
I have never known
this forlorn nightingale
But I know his call
and I know his wait.


Rusty Harden said...

What a cool expression to post with my painting. Thank you