Inspired by the works and words of Shakespeare, Our Verse in Time to Come bridges the past with the present through verse, song and memory, and interrogates whose stories remain and whose role it is to ensure they survive.
late Old English (replacing Old English fers, an early West Germanic borrowing directly from Latin), \"line or section of a psalm or canticle,\" later \"line of poetry\" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French and Old French vers \"line of verse; rhyme, song,\" from Latin versus \"a line, row, line of verse, line of writing,\" from PIE root *wer- (2) \"to turn, bend.\" The metaphor is of plowing, of \"turning\" from one line to another (vertere = \"to turn\") as a plowman does.
The English New Testament first was divided fully into verses in the Geneva version (1550s). Meaning \"metrical composition\" is recorded from c. 1300; as the non-repeating part of a modern song (between repetitions of the chorus) by 1918.
The meaning \"an organized company of singers\" is from 1650s. Meaning \"the refrain of a song\" (which the audience joins in singing) is from 1590s; that of \"a song to be sung by a (large) chorus\" is from 1744. Meaning \"main part of a modern popular song\" (as distinguished from the verse, q.v.) is by 1926, originally in jazz. As a verb, 1703, from the noun. Chorus girl \"young woman who sings and dances in a stage chorus\" is by 1852.
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LULU: We're gonna travel all the way back to the very beginning of all of it, and then we're gonna zip forward and make pit stops at certain moments in the development of the universe and planet. And to do that, to really understand what's going on scientifically, we are going to turn to poets.
LULU: So she started doing this event where she would have poets read poems about science, The Universe in Verse. I've never been to the event myself, but I've listened to the poems over the years, and some of them have really moved me. So today for this special treat for the new year, I asked Maria to curate a little journey for us from the very beginning of the universe to a kind of future, a glimpse of the beyond.
LULU: So okay, let's turn the key in our time travel machine, and we're gonna go back to our first stop. And this is a moment before the big bang, the explosion that supposedly many argue made our universe. Theoretical physicists continue to debate what was happening and if the big bang happened and what was really there before and blah blah blah blah blah, but at the time of the poem, there was a belief that what existed before the big bang was something called the singularity. Okay So that's what this poem is gonna be about. Before we hear it, Maria can you just explain as best as you can, like, what the singularity is
LULU: Right. And for the Universe in Verse performance, obviously Emily Dickinson wasn't available, so you had a musician perform this poem as a song. But before we hear that, can you just actually read the poem in your own voice real quick, Maria
LATIF: There was that great book recently by Katie Mack, I think her name is About the end of the universe. And she writes that two of the possible ways the universe will end is either, like, everything will keep expanding and expanding 'til everything, like, chills itself to death. Or the idea is it's like is it gonna expand at some point and then at some point it's gonna contract and then it's gonna all go into this, like, big bang.
MARIA POPOVA: I hear that, but I think she's doing something else, which is I think this is her playful way of saying, \"This light we live in, live with, it's great, it's enough. Appreciate it while you're not dying, because we are dying all the time.\" We are little universes running out of fuel, each of us. And actually, the bright star of resurrection is this, right here, right now, the only one we have.
LULU: Biggest thanks to Maria Popova. If you want to go deeper on some of these poems, she recently got a bunch of them animated in such a thoughtful and stirring way. Just Google \"Universe in Verse.\"
This collection of about 300 Middle English primary texts was assembled over more than two decades in order to provide a publicly accessible, cross-searchable sampling of Middle English from a widely diverse range of genres, times, and places. Selection was directed towards broad inclusiveness, neglecting neither major works nor minor, but has always been constrained by the need to keep the texts public, so that anyone could access them.
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