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Ladies, Fifty Shades of Grey has NOTHING on This: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Keats

By Harriet Staff

Fellow poetry lovers and "Cumberbitches": Let us give hearty thanks to Poetry International Web Magazine for posting this YouTube video of Benedict Cumberbatch (of BBC's "Sherlock Holmes") reading John Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" on their Facebook page. Keats has never sounded so eloquent, so mellifluous, so...unbelievably sexy.

Says the uploader: "I also upped the bass a little to give his voice a little boom." Hold on to your ovaries, girls.

Originally Published: October 19th, 2012