Nov. 15, 2021

Side B - On Poetry Expressing Universal Emotion

Side B - On Poetry Expressing Universal Emotion

In this week’s Side B, Elizabeth brings us the poem Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s notable influence on 20th century Indian literature is made all the more impressive by his being the first non-European to earn a Nobel Prize in...


In this week’s Side B, Elizabeth brings us the poem Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s notable influence on 20th century Indian literature is made all the more impressive by his being the first non-European to earn a Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1913.

 

Unending Love is a poem about how universal our emotional landscapes can be, remembrance of the shy sweetness of meeting, and the merging of all love through song and poetry. It is a perfect piece for I Offer Poetry, a chance to explore how poetry gives everyone a voice, whether writer or reader.

 

This episode flaunts November birthdays, the deep abiding friendship of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, and Elizabeth’s love for commas. Come listen to a piece of poetry Elizabeth found while Wikipedia diving and see how she rounds out the episode celebrating her close friends.

 

“That's what this poem right now, in this moment in my life, represents. This idea that we can be so loved and so seen by friends. That that is what a beautiful numberless love is, is the amount of love that I feel from the friends in my life.”
- Elizabeth Ellson

 

Timestamps: 

00:00:58 Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:02:58 Author Info

00:04:52 Elizabeth’s Relationship to the Poem

00:16:27 Pause / Poem Reading (Elizabeth)

00:21:38 Reflection & Invitation to Write Us!

 

Poem & Links:

Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore

Gregory Peck Reading Unending Love (1993)

Funny Face (1957)

Roman Holiday (1953)

 

I.O.P. Lexicon:

Polymath (noun) : a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning

Palilogy (noun) : repetition of a word for emphasis

Pole-star (noun) : A pole-star or polar star is a bright star, nearly aligned with the axis of a rotating astronomical body; it's a star that seemingly “doesn't move”, aiding in celestial navigation; this star is at times also known as polaris

Fount (noun) : a spring of water; fountain OR a source or origin: i.e. a fount of inspiration

 

Where to find our host Elizabeth:

@ellsonelizabeth    |   Twitter

 

Where to find us:

@iofferpoetry   |   Instagram 

@iofferpoetry   |  Twitter

iofferpoetry@gmail.com   |   iofferpoetry.com 

 

Produced & Edited by John Campione:

Campiaudio.com   |   @campiaudio

campiaudio@gmail.com

 

Music @zacharymanno | Art @sammycampioneart