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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.
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.
Episode 6: A Reading of A November Night
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!
Episode 4: A Reading of The Raven
A reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, by Obvious State Co-founder Evan Robertson.
Episode 3: A Reading of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
A reading of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Obvious State Co-founder Evan Robertson.
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