Hello I’m Hank Green. Um, it’s Halloween
time, so of course you’ve got to go to the creepy standards, and I’ve chosen a poem
that I love, even though it’s the obvious choice. It’s The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe,
because it’s a super creepy poem, right? Except it’s not creepy at all.
It turns out hiding right below the creepiness, it’s not about the
supernatural, it’s not about, like, what’s hiding unseen in the shadows. It’s just
about grief and about that feeling that you will never be out from under the
grief, and maybe that that’s a real feeling and that’s not creepy, it’s just
it’s scary and it’s very sad and it’s almost like
he built this creepy exterior to maybe make the sadness even more palatable.