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Welcome to Literary Happy Hour, brought to you by the creative minds behind Obvious State, a creative studio in pursuit of wisdom and beauty.

    Episode 8: The Need of Being Versed in Country Things by Robert Frost

    Episode 8: The Need of Being Versed in Country Things by Robert Frost

    The Need of Being Versed in Country Things

    by Robert Frost



    The house had gone to bring again

    To the midnight sky a sunset glow.

    Now the chimney was all of the house that stood,

    Like a pistil after the petals go.



    The barn opposed across the way,

    That would have joined the house in flame

    Had it been the will of the wind, was left

    To bear forsaken the place’s name.



    No more it opened with all one end

    For teams that came by the stony road

    To drum on the floor with scurrying hoofs

    And brush the mow with the summer load.



    The birds that came to it through the air

    At broken windows flew out and in,

    Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh

    From too much dwelling on what has been.



    Yet for them the lilac renewed its leaf,

    And the aged elm, though touched with fire;

    And the dry pump flung up an awkward arm;

    And the fence post carried a strand of wire.



    For them there was really nothing sad.

    But though they rejoiced in the nest they kept,

    One had to be versed in country things

    Not to believe the phoebes wept.

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    Episode 7: A Discussion of A November Night

    Episode 7: A Discussion of A November Night

    In this episode, I speak with Nichole about Sara Teasdale's A November Night, as well as how we met and why were were destined for the literary life.



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    • 29 min
    Episode 6: A Reading of A November Night

    Episode 6: A Reading of A November Night

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    Episode 5: A Discussion of The Raven

    Episode 5: A Discussion of The Raven

    In this episode, I share my take on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. I talk about the supernatural vs the psychological, iambs vs trochees, and Laurence Olivier vs Vincent Price. Fight!



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    • 17 min
    Episode 4: A Reading of The Raven

    Episode 4: A Reading of The Raven

    A reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, by Obvious State Co-founder Evan Robertson.



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    • 7 min
    Episode 3: A Reading of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    Episode 3: A Reading of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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    A reading of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Obvious State Co-founder Evan Robertson.



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23 Ratings

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