Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bird Scream

Apparently, we are making nightingales sing at higher decibels to be heard by their mates over the din of the city. Maybe with time, they will have to adapt their repertoire of verses to be more city-friendly - nightingale rap maybe.

There is something desperately tragic about a bird's singing having potential to cause hearing loss. Any pre-industrial age poet who waxed eloquent on the nightingale's songs would turn in his grave to know what the minstrel bird has been reduced to.

A generation that grows up to bird-scream instead of bird-song has got to be singularly unfortunate.

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