It is a small brown bird, common in Western Europe. The Hebrew word is mentioned only once in the Bible in a description of spring in Ereẓ Israel: “The time of the zamir is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land” (Song 2:12).
The poem seems to suggest that, if the beauty of the Peacock with countless eyes on its glimmering feathers stands for its external beauty, the beauty of the Nightingale lies too deep for our eyes to see, and it is the internal beauty that receives expression through the external sound.
The nightingale has long been invoked in Ukrainian culture as “a creator of sweet sounds, a builder of homes, and a harbinger of spring. In Ukrainian the word for nightingale, sсоловейко – soloveiko, is a term of personal endearment.” The nightingale is an icon of Ukraine.
The nightingale is about 6.5 inches (17 centimeters) long. It has a brown body, a reddish tail, and a cream-colored belly and chest. Nightingales use their slender bills to eat insects and worms that they find on the ground. The nightingale’s song is most often heard during spring and early summer.
The Updated 1935 Pledge:
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.
The singing of a nightingale becomes a metaphor for writing poetry here, and listening to that bird (that natural music) becomes a metaphor for reading it.
The nightingale accuses the owl of being ugly and lugubrious, while the owl attacks the nightingale for frivolity and immorality: nightingales tempt humans to thoughts of love, she says, rather than encouraging them to value the serious things in life.
Nightingale represents the night and the lark represents the day. But, more interesting, is the fact that the lark was often associated with the arrival of day. So, the lark isn’t necessarily about the day, but the morning. This is ironic given the short life of Romeo – he doesn’t live a full metaphorical life / day.
The moral of the fable about the Hawk and the Nightingale is not that “might makes right”—which is tantamount to what the hawk is boastfully saying to the lamenting nightingale. Rather, the poet’s lament about injustice leads to the discrediting of unjust kings.
While the myth has several variations, the general depiction is that Philomela, after being raped and mutilated by her sister’s husband, Tereus, obtains her revenge and is transformed into a nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), a bird renowned for its song.
He calls the bird immortal for its humming is not to fade away like humans wither with age and death. He wishes to fly to the nightingale wants to die and live with the bird.
In ancient days by emperor and clown: Oh, OK, so he doesn’t necessarily mean that each nightingale is immortal. He means that the nightingale’s voice is immortal, because all nightingales produce the same beautiful, haunting sound. His talk of generations leads him to think of human history.
Powers- Agent of Stealth (crescent moon)
Agent of Subterfuge (half moon)
Agent of Strife (full moon)
The Northern Mockingbird is well-known for its powers of mimicry. Nicknamed the “American Nightingale,” this remarkable species has been recorded as learning the songs and calls of hundreds of other birds, as well as musical instruments, car alarms, and many other sounds.
Florence Nightingale is revered as the founder of modern nursing. Her substantial contributions to health statistics are less well known. She first gained fame by leading a team of 38 nurses to staff an overseas hospital of the British army during the Crimean War.
With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.” The pledge is still widely used at nursing graduation/pinning ceremonies.
The caduceus: the most recognized nursing symbol
In Greek mythology, Hermes was the god of boundaries. One of his most important tasks was to guide the souls of the deceased into the afterlife. He was often depicted with a caduceus in his left hand. The caduceus is an odd-looking staff that is entwined by two serpents.
A nightingale is a very small bird with a beautiful, loud song. If you hear the distinctive whistles of the nightingale, it is most likely a male bird seeking a mate. Nightingales got their name because of the unattached male’s habit of singing long into the night (although nightingales also sing during the day).
Title: The nightingale is a symbol of beauty, immortality, and freedom from the world’s troubles. Nightingales are known for singing in the nighttime, hence the name.
Oscar Wilde writes “The Nightingale and the Rose” to portray the themes of art, love, sacrifice as well as the superiority of materialism to love and relationships in the life of a human being.
It is possible that the poem is an allegory in which the owl represents the contemplative life and the Nightingale the active life; or perhaps, as some scholars have suggested, the birds represent philosophy and art, or the preacher and the minstrel, or (the most popular interpretation) love poetry and religious poetry …
Major Themes: Death, immortality, mortality and poetic imaginations are some of the major themes of this ode. Keats says that death is an unavoidable phenomenon. He paints it in both negative and positive ways.
In Romeo and Juliet, the Lark sings at dawn, the Nightingale at night. At a moment of great peril, the Lark warns the lovers their time is short. Romeo has killed Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, in a duel and has been banished by the Duke. Their first night together will be their last.
The Nurse recognizes that Juliet shows no interest in Paris’ courting and is the only member of the older generation to take Juliet’s feelings into consideration…that is, until she suddenly betrays Juliet’s trust by saying that she should marry Paris.
Horus. The sky deity Horus was often depicted as a hawk or falcon, or a man with a hawk or falcon’s head wearing a red and white crown His name actually means bird of prey, or possibly “the distant one,” or “one who is above.”