Going home…Hovis Bread, introduced a generation to The New World Symphony. British Airways, sadly, tarnished the Bell Song from Lakme. The Three Tenors, for the Italian Football World Cup, introduced Nessun’ Dorma from Turandot, to a massive audience.
The return of Tiger Woods to the golf scene could be introducing a large audience, I hear, to William Blake’s –
Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
The work is contained in Blake’s collection, Songs of Experience. (There are another five verses).
Despite the interesting metaphor, could there be an unexpected surge of poetic interest being harnessed?