This is the inaugural episode introducing Side B - I Offer Poetry’s ‘minisodes’, so to speak. Our host Elizabeth Ellson is inviting the audience to join the poetry discussion. She lays out the format for Side B, which allows for two...
This is the inaugural episode introducing Side B - I Offer Poetry’s ‘minisodes’, so to speak.
Our host Elizabeth Ellson is inviting the audience to join the poetry discussion. She lays out the format for Side B, which allows for two readings of a poem and the memory associated with that poem the first time it was discovered. The hope is that this short format will encourage podcast listeners to write in with their stories, which will allow IOP to share even more poetry and give life to the memories we hold on to.
In this specific Side B, Elizabeth shares the memory of an iconic Lifehouse song and how it prompts memories of the year 2000 and a series of growing up montages in her brain. Somehow she also ropes Shakespeare into the mix and brings out the immortalizing themes of his iconic Sonnet 18. Who doesn’t love an excuse to rediscover long-dead poets you once read in English class?
Throughout the episode there is discussion of seasons changing, how our perceptions of love grow and evolve as we age, and what it might mean to be immortalized in a song or poem.
“[Shakespeare] is saying; time diminishes everything. [Time] changes the seasons, it changes how beautiful the sky is… He's got commentary on the weather changing and being for better or worse, but he's saying his love is more lasting, and therefore writing a poem to immortalize his love is what will give life to her forever.”
- Elizabeth Ellson
00:04:20 Poem Reading (Elizabeth)
00:05:18 Author Info
00:06:40 Elizabeth’s Relationship to the Poem
00:12:10 Pause / Poem Reading (Elizabeth)
00:15:05 Reflection & Invitation to Write Us!
Poem & Links:
Temperate: (adjective) showing moderation or self-restraint.
Where to find our host Elizabeth:
@ellsonelizabeth | Twitter
Where to find us:
@iofferpoetry | Instagram
@iofferpoetry | Twitter
Produced & Edited by John Campione: