The Song of the Nightingale is Like the Scent of Syringa

Nightingale singing—gale of Nanking

Sing—mystery

of Ming-dynasty

sing

ing

in Ming

Syringa

Myringa   

Singer

Song-winged

sing-wind   

syringa

ringer

Song-wing   

sing long   

syringa

lingerer


Mina Loy, “The Song of the Nightingale is Like the Scent of Syringa” from Lunar Baedeker and Times-Tables (Highlands, NC: Jonathan Williams Publisher, 1958). Copyright 1958 by Mina Loy. Reprinted with the permission of Roger L. Conover for the Estate of Mina Loy.
Source: Lunar Baedeker and Time Tables (The Jargon Society, 1958)
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