48 min

"Casabianca" with Catherine Robson A Lovely Wallpaper

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In this episode, Abby interviews Catherine Robson, professor at NYU and author of
"Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem." Together, they present the poem "Casabianca" by
Elizabeth Bishop. Recitation begins at 36:10.


Casabianca
Elizabeth Bishop

Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck." Love's the son
  stood stammering elocution
  while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too,
  or an excuse to stay
  on deck. And love's the burning boy.

In this episode, Abby interviews Catherine Robson, professor at NYU and author of
"Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem." Together, they present the poem "Casabianca" by
Elizabeth Bishop. Recitation begins at 36:10.


Casabianca
Elizabeth Bishop

Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck." Love's the son
  stood stammering elocution
  while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too,
  or an excuse to stay
  on deck. And love's the burning boy.

48 min