Split the Emotional Duck- and You’ll Find Van Gogh’s Sunflowers


Join Ben and Kyle on a trip to the opera with Emily and the rest of the Dickinsons as they watch a touring company’s performance of La Traviata. We discuss fame, music, rapturous experiences with art, and killing birds. 

Also, expect a forthcoming addendum to this episode- there’s lots left to uncover.

Emily’s poem from this episode is incredible. Do yourself the favor and find the recording of Ella Hunt singing it:

Split the Lark – and you’ll find the Music –
Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled –
Scantily dealt to the Summer Morning
Saved for your Ear, when Lutes be old –

Loose the Flood –  you shall find it patent –
Gush after Gush, reserved for you –
Scarlet Experiment! Sceptic Thomas!
Now, do you doubt that your Bird was true?

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