Been GWing for a little while now and just noticed this forum.
Music calms the savage beast, or so, it has been said.
But can music soften a hardened heart, or thin a thickened head?
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.
The words of a mourning bride from the 17th century play of that name by William Cosgrove. Note 'Breast' NOT 'Beast'.
Gardening music only works if it's by ZZ topsoil.
ZZ Topsoil. That's a good one. I'll have to tell it to my friend Pete Moss.