Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lyric Intelligence

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Тут Аполлон — идеал, там Ниобея — печаль….

The source: The link from St. Lucia's Day to "Congregated Light,"
and the link from there to the Pushkin verse.

See also St. Lucia's Day ten years ago in posts tagged Meadow-down.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 8:00 PM


Cubic models of finite geometries
display an interplay between
Euclidean and Galois  geometry.

Related literary remarks:  Congregated Light.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Meadow

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

From Nabokov's The Gift


Click for more about the Pushkin verse.

See also Trevanian + meadow and Congregated Light.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Shall I Compare Thee

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:02 AM

Margaret Soltan on a summer's-day poem by D.A. Powell

first, a congregated light, the brilliance of a meadowland in bloom
and then the image must fail, as we must fail, as we

graceless creatures that we are, unmake and befoul our beds
don’t tell me deluge.     don’t tell me heat, too damned much heat

"Specifically, your trope is the trope of every life:
 the organizing of the disparate parts of a personality
 into a self (a congregated light), blazing youth
 (a meadowland in bloom), and then the failure
 of that image, the failure of that self to sustain itself."

Alternate title for Soltan's commentary, suggested by yesterday's Portrait:

Smart Jewish Girl Fwows Up.

Midrash on Soltan—

Congregated Light

The 13 symmetry axes 
of the cube


Appalachian meadow


Wert thou my enemy, O thou my friend,
How wouldst thou worse, I wonder, than thou dost
Defeat, thwart me?


"…meadow-down is not distressed
For a rainbow footing…."

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