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This episode is brought to you with a light spattering of paint, a lungful of fumes, and two nonsense poems that I should have but didn’t have memorised: Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter.
Wordsworth’s Lucy Poems are a five part meditation on love in the face of grief. Among the finest Romantic works, we share the works and unpack each part of the sequence, and they way they fit together.
Continuing last episode’s sampler of poems that appear and influence later and contemporaneous works, this episode includes works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Edmund Spenser, Percy Shelley, and more Elizabeth Barrett Browning, because we can.
References to xkcd.com include numbers 788 and 1557.
We get down and uncomfortably dirty with the Bard this episode, in pursuit of ambiguity and insight with William Blake’s The Tyger, Shakespeare’s Sonnets 130 and 135, and Christina Rossetti’s ‘No, Thank You, John’.