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Did you know that Tennyson wrote about bats ?

Posted by admin on October 5th, 2007 filed in Uncategorized

From Mariana :

After the flitting of the bats,
When thickest dark did trance the sky,
She drew her casement-curtain by,
And glanced athwart the glooming flats.
She only said, “My life is dreary,
He cometh not,” she said;
She said, “I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!”

From “Come into the Garden, Maud”

Come into the garden, Maud,
For the black bat, Night, has flown,
Come into the garden, Maud,
I am here at the gate alone;
And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad,
And the musk of the roses blown.

And this from “In Memoriam”

And Bats flew round in fragrant skys
and wheel’d or lit the flimsy shapes
that haunt the dusk; with ermine capes
and wooly breasts, and beaded eyes.

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