| Quote #1
That thou, light-wingèd Dryad of the trees,
Nature has some seriously magical qualities in this poem. Here, the nightingale is compared with a spirit of the woods, a "dryad." Nature casts a big magic spell on the imagination, and this idea will develop throughout the poem.
| Quote #2
O for a draught of vintage! that hath been
Wouldn't it be awesome if you just found a random bottle buried in the dirt in your backyard, and when you drank it you felt like you were partying on the Mediterranean? That's kind of the feeling that the speaker wants to have in these lines. For him, nature is an intoxicant that blows regular wine out of the water.
| Quote #3
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
As soon as the speaker enters the nightingale's world, the images of magic return. A fay, like a Dryad, is a small magical being, a fairy. The moon and stars turn into a heavenly fairy kingdom, and the forest is a dark, lush, mysterious wonderland.