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O Hollow Hollow Hollow

By Gilbert, W. S.

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: O Hollow Hollow Hollow  
Author: Gilbert, W. S.
Language: English
Subject: Poetry, Humor, Literature
Collections: Audio Books Collection, O Hollow Hollow Hollow
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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volunteers bring you 17 recordings of O Hollow Hollow Hollow by W.S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 2012. Here is a poem by the fleshly poet, Bunthorne, from the opera Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Who better to introduce it than the poet himself: BUNTHORNE. It is a wild, weird, fleshy thing; yet very tender, very yearning, very precious. It is called, Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow! PATIENCE Is it a hunting song? BUNTHORNE. A hunting song? No, it is not a hunting song. It is the wail of the poet's heart on discovering that everything is commonplace. To understand it, cling passionately to one another and think of faint lilies. Bunthorne was considered to have been modelled on Oscar Wilde, but more recent reseach has suggested that this claim is not correct. ( Summary by Algy Pug )

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Humor, Literature, Nature, Satire, Poetry


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