8 x 10"
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".
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