The Call Of The Nightingale Poem by Aristophanes

The Call Of The Nightingale

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Awake! awake!
Sleep no more, my gentle mate!
With your tiny tawny bill,
Wake the tuneful echo shrill,
On vale or hill;
Or in her airy rocky seat,
Let her listen and repeat
The tender ditty that you tell,
The sad lament,
The dire event,
To luckless Itys that befell.
Thence the strain
Shall rise again,
And soar amain,
Up to the lofty palace gate
Where mighty Apollo sits in state
In Jove's abode, with his ivory lyre,
Hymning aloud to the heavenly choir,
While all the gods shall join with thee
In a celestial symphony.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 15 January 2019

Inspiring poem. liked it. Thence the strain Shall rise again, And soar amain, Up to the lofty palace gate

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Britte Ninad 05 April 2019

beautiful- Let her listen and repeat The tender ditty that you tell, The sad lament, The dire event, To luckless Itys that befell.........

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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 May 2020

Awake! awake! Sleep no more, my gentle mate! With your tiny tawny bill, Wake the tuneful echo shrill, ......... fantastic beginning. Well composed by Aristophanes.

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Mahtab Bangalee 13 May 2020

Wake the tuneful echo shrill, On vale or hill; .........In Jove's abode, with his ivory lyre, ......awake with the celestial symphony.....awake inside

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Ruta Mohapatra 13 May 2020

Celestial symphony! Beautiful!

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paul amrod 13 May 2020

As well a mystic invocation to their Gods of ancient Greece, the grandfathers of our culture we all know.

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paul amrod 13 May 2020

This poem is a sentiment which belongs to our human race especially at this moment in time.

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 May 2020

Let her listen and repeat The tender ditty that you tell, The sad lament, The dire event, .. beautiful poem, tony

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While all the gods shall join with thee In a celestial symphony. Beautiful

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Edward Kofi Louis 13 May 2020

'The sad lament, The dire event'! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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