NABOKV-L post 0017761, Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:32:07 -0800

Re: THOUGHTS: acrostrich
Oh, dear. I'm miserable with crosswords. But I do at least get the
musical part (accidentals = sharps & flats). If there are no typos,
what is an "accidential"?

Was there a Nightingale ode? - - but the only Derzhavin nightingale I
find in my anthology is "Solovey vo sne" (a short poem). Or could
there an ode to an Ostrich?!



p.s. The famous ode to a nightingale is of course Keats's - - here he
is in W J Neatby's illustration:

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