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The Antidote: A Reading of ‘A Farm-Picture’ by Walt Whitman

April 4, 2013, 3:29 am

In Whitman’s poem we stare out of an ordinary barnyard door and the view is breathtaking and sublime.

The Antidote: A Reading of a Poem by Washington Allston

March 3, 2013, 7:07 am

This poem describes a Stendahl moment: a moment of incandescent beauty that overwhelms, dazes, and transfigures the viewer.

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘You’ll Love Me Yet’ by Robert Browning

February 14, 2013, 6:00 am

In the poem, we see the speaker descend from noble thoughts to absolute self-abasement.

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘On Maria Dancing’ by Robert Burns

January 19, 2013, 4:10 am

In this poem, Robert Burns looks on in rapture as a woman “leads the dance.”

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘The Riddles Of Merlin’ by Alfred Noyes

January 8, 2013, 2:14 am

If we allow ourselves to experience solitude, then we let mystery, surprise, and enchantment into our lives. That is the promise of this poem.

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘The Donkey’ by G. K. Chesterton

December 20, 2012, 4:06 am

Inspired by Chesterton’s poem, it is up to us to imagine his plain voice of wonder and his humble voice of truth.

The Antidote: A Reading of “The Drum” by John Scott

December 6, 2012, 4:27 am

The war drum is pounding. Does it ever stop? The drum pounded for John Scott and it pounds for us today.

The Antidote: A Reading from ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Tennyson

October 25, 2012, 4:05 am

Have you ever acted on a dream and found that it turned to ashes? If so, Tennyson's ballad The Lady of Shalott will speak directly to you.

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘Near Avalon’ By William Morris

October 11, 2012, 3:56 am

If we have ever known defeat, we should come to know this beautifully sad and beautifully mysterious poem.

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘Alone’ by Edgar Allan Poe

September 26, 2012, 3:57 am

Isolation is one of our greatest fears, solitude one of our greatest pleasures. Yet the difference between them is perilously small. It is on this threshold that Poe stands in [...]

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