John Keats is a poet I have always admired, not because our circumstances are similar – they’re not -- but perhaps because of the melody and rhythm in his meter as well as some, though not all, of the meanings in this piece. It has also been my desire of many years to read out one of his most celebrated poems, Ode to a nightingale, and eventually, I have been able to get around to it. This is Dr. Ali Raddaoui, former professor/associate professor at the Universities of Sfax and Wyoming, respectively. I am happy to share this with you on my website, https://idiomoptima.com, but I have also been asked by my Colleague, Hela Tekali, to post it on her own space at Tunisian Asian Poetry. Thank you for the opportunity to do so, Hela.
Title: John Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale
Voice: Ali H. Raddaoui
Video length: 5:15 minutes
File type: MP4
Accompanying music: Rhapsody No 2 in G Minor _Brahms.mp2
Production: Idiomoptima Learning Content Production Studios