Between the Heaves of Storm –


Hello everyone,

Today Kyle and Ben watch episode 9 of Dickinson, in which Emily confronts the spectre of death in her life and grapples with the concept of faith. Also, maybe we need a spin-off show about Lavinia Dickinson?

Emily’s Poem this episode is a good-un:

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –

The Stillness in the Room

Was like the Stillness in the Air –

Between the Heaves of Storm –

The Eyes around – had wrung them dry –

And Breaths were gathering firm

For that last Onset – when the King

Be witnessed – in the Room –

I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away

What portion of me be

Assignable – and then it was

There interposed a Fly –

With Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz –

Between the light – and me –

And then the Windows failed – and then

I could not see to see –