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Re: OT - the sound of the cicada (they're loud)

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T. S. Eliot Discussion forum.

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Mon, 13 May 2013 19:00:52 -0700

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I found the sound of the cicada in Greece very stark, very dramatic. Definitely suited to Greek drama and to parts of TWL.
P. M.

"Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Sorry for sending two off topic (OT) posts so close together but I was
>planning on sending this one and I just couldn't pass on the Australian one.
>
>I've been doing a bit of research on the expected emergence of the
>seventeen-year locusts this summer (they are actually a type of cicada.)
>Although widespread in the east of the U.S. I've never heard them.  I've
>found that although they are found in neighboring states Massachusetts seems
>to be off limits for them.
>
>Anyway, since Eliot mentions cicadas in TWL (though not necessarily one of
>the periodic cicadas) and non-Norte Americanos might not have heard of them
>I thought I would share some of the links I've come across.
>
>But first here is TSE in TWL:
>    If there were water
>    And no rock
>    If there were rock
>    And also water
>    And water
>    A spring
>    A pool among the rock
>    If there were the sound of water only
>    Not the cicada
>    And dry grass singing
>    But sound of water over a rock
>    Where the hermit-thrush sings in the pine trees
>    Drip drop drip drop drop drop drop
>    But there is no water
>
>
>The place to start is Wikipedia and a search for "Seventeen-year locust"
>will redirect you to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodical_cicadas
>
>There you will learn that they have been classified into broods and the
>brood that is coming out this year is in Brood II and this page will show
>you where they will emerge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_II
>
>Youtube has a 5 or 6 minute clip about them: Amazing Cicada life cycle - Sir
>David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth - BBC wildlife - BBC Worldwide:
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiWy2nT7U
>
>For playing mp3 audio only try this page (which seems to be an on-the-fly
>modification of the above Youtube page):
>http://www.mp3sheriff.com/play.php?id=tjLiWy2nT7U&t=Amazing+Cicada+life+cycle+-+Sir+David+Attenborough%27s+Life+in+the+Undergrowth+-+BBC+wildlife
>
>And more info is on the Massachusetts Cicada website (ain't the web grand?):
>http://www.masscic.org/general/brood-11-periodical-cicadas-in-new-england
>
>Regards,
>   Rick Parker

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