A Meditation on Anticipation

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A Meditation on Anticipation

This meditation features the poem “Right Eye” by Eric Odum, in which the speaker repeatedly explains that his right eye has been tearing up constantly. At once a symbol of release and pent-up emotions, “Right Eye” volleys between different sentiments such that Odum wonders, “how many of these are from pain to come, or an overwhelming joy to live.” We pair Odum’s poem with Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Entree de Polymnie, excerpted from final opera Les Boréades. Performed by a pair of violins accompanied by viola da gamba and harpsichord, this piece feels lush, comforting, and warm, though there’s an undeniable underlying melancholy that echoes the coexisting sentiments in Odum’s poem.

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Featuring classic and contemporary poetry by Northeast Ohio writers along with curated performances from Les Délices live-performance archives, each episode concludes with prompts for mindfulness or guided listening.

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