Because Jacke could not stop for the scheduled episode topics, a certain poem kindly stopped for him. Luckily it’s one of the greatest poems of all time! It’s by the 19th-century American genius Emily Dickinson, and it packs into seven short stanzas a journey through life, death, and the cosmos.
Read a copy of the poem here:
Because I could not stop for Death – (479)
Additional listening suggestions:
- 120 Astonishing Emily Dickinson
- Shakespeare’s Greatest Sonnets | Sonnet 29 (“When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes”)
- 379 Gwendolyn Brooks
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