posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:42 PM
Honeysuckle and Milton may be a reference to John Milton's 'Comus' (A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle - 1634). I imagine it could well be
part of English Literature or Arts studies in college.
Here's the relevant extract:
I sate me down to watch upon a bank
With Ivy canopied, and interwove
With flaunting Hony-suckle, and began
Wrapt in a pleasing fit of melancholy
To meditate my rural minstrelsie,
Till fancy had her fill, but ere a close
The wonted roar was up amidst the Woods,
And fill'd the Air with barbarous dissonance,
At which I ceas't, and listen'd them a while,
Till an unusual stop of sudden silence
Gave respite to the drowsie frighted steeds
That draw the litter of close-curtain'd sleep.
At last a soft and solemn breathing sound
Rose like a steam of rich distill'd Perfumes,
And stole upon the Air, that even Silence
Was took e're she was ware, and wish't she might
Deny her nature, and be never more
Still to be so displac't. I was all eare,
And took in strains that might create a soul
Under the ribs of Death; but O ere long
Too well I did perceive it was the voice
Of my most honour'd Lady, your dear sister.
Amaz'd I stood, harrow'd with grief and fear,
And O poor hapless Nightingale thought I,
How sweet thou sing'st, how neer the deadly snare!
Could be a coincidence - but it is interesting to note that we have references here to Honeysuckle, Milton, an unexplained loud roaring noise and
singing. By the way, a 'Minstrelsie' is a collection of folk songs.
Last year's celebrations of John Milton's birth was a college high point, particularly in Cambridge where he taught and in London where he was born.
A progressive band named themselves after Comus and regularly perform their moody folk version of an accompaniment to Milton's work on the college
circuit and at local festivals. Just the thing for a young, imaginative, guitar playing arts student in London.
[edit on 5-10-2009 by Adamus]