Fire and Hemlock - a couple more things...
emcmullin at kl.com
Wed Jul 26 14:07:09 EDT 2000
'Elise and Tarja have already explained, but I have to add that it's in
Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" also. I'm quoting it, as having looked it
up, and realized that the only thing I remembered from school was the
"hemlock" bit, I had a "Hey! That's appropriate!" reaction.
"My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains,
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:"
Bet it'll turn out now that Elise _meant_ us to get the allusion!'
Nope! But that's really weird, isn't it? I never thought about the hemlock
in the title and in the picture having any significance. Do you think it
>Synchronicity at work, I guess, but [twilight zone music] *weird*.
>Fortunately, I don't play an instrument, or I'd be expecting bad things!
':-) It's that kind of book! And again synchronistically I guess, I had
_just_ sent off a letter offering to get F&H for someone in another country
when I read your post. Struck me as slightly weird at the time.'
It really is that kind of book, isn't it? Spoooky
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