For mine – to listen when I liked, The Podcast would strike me dead –


Aaaaaand we’re back! Season 2 Episode 1 of Apple TV+’s “Dickinson” kicks off with a hell of a montage that sets the theme, the tone, and demonstrates the well-oiled machine that is the second season of this show. Have Ben and I learned our lessons from the end of Season 1 and gone full “Dick-heads” on this show? It’s possible. In our discussion of this episode, we dive into Sue’s incredible wardrobe, questions of the news and artistry (We are living in an Information Age, people!), and Hailee Steinfeld’s gradual transformation into the Emily we know and adore. 

If you don’t watch the show, go ahead and skip to 39:25 to hear our discussion of Emily’s poem of the episode compared with a section of Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road (with some Lao Tsu for good measure). 

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Here’s Emily’s poem for the episode:

Before I got my eye put out –
I liked as well to see
As other creatures, that have eyes –
And know no other way –

But were it told to me, Today,
That I might have the Sky
For mine, I tell you that my Heart
Would split, for size of me –

The Meadows – mine –
The Mountains – mine –
All Forests – Stintless stars –
As much of noon, as I could take –
Between my finite eyes –

The Motions of the Dipping Birds –
The Morning’s Amber Road –
For mine – to look at when I liked,
The news would strike me dead –

So safer – guess – with just my soul
Opon the window pane
Where other creatures put their eyes –
Incautious – of the Sun –


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