THE GEM 31 MARCH 2017 : The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it’s cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings. (Rita Dove) 

O: Oh, I thought you were complaining about the bouzouki player!C: Oh, heaven forbid: I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse!

Source: The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it’s cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings. (Rita Dove) | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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