Monday, April 4, 2011

Poetry Month

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Where Entertainment is God (continued)

MTV.com on an event last night in Chicago—

"He ended the night with a poem, which read,
 'I stand before you oh captain oh captain
 to most humbly praise you for this radical ripple
 this single cast stone….'"

Related material:

Today's New York Times  obituaries
and Ed Harris in "The Rock"—



See also in this journal "The Rock" and "Time in the Rock."

"'It is always
Nice to see you'
Says the man
Behind the counter"

– Suzanne Vega, "Tom's Diner"

IMAGE- Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen in 'A History of Violence'

Monday, November 13, 2006

Monday November 13, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:23 PM
Cognitive Blend:

Casino Royale
Time in the Rock

PA lottery Nov. 13, 2006: Mid-day 726, Evening 329
In today’s cognitive blend,
the role of Casino Royale
is played by the
Pennsylvania Lottery,
which points to 7/26,
Venus at St. Anne’s
(title of the closing chapter
of That Hideous Strength).

The role of
Time in the Rock
is played by a
Log24 entry of 3/29,
Diamond Theory in 1937.

There is such a thing
as a tesseract.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sunday November 12, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM
Time in the Rock

… “Well,” said the inmate, “down in the prison library there’s only one joke book. We’ve all read the book so many times that we don’t waste time telling the joke, we just call out its number.”

PA Lottery Nov. 12, 2006: Mid-day 361, Evening 217

Related material:

August 25 and 26

(and, of course, 2/17).

Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday August 25, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 AM

Today's birthday:
Sean Connery

"Poetry is an illumination of a surface,
  the movement of a self in the rock."
— Wallace Stevens, introduction to
    The Necessary Angel, 1951


Time in the Rock, by Conrad Aiken

First edition, 1936

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday April 30, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:11 AM
Saturday Night
to Sunday Morning
John Kenneth Galbraith
died last evening
at 9:15 PM in
Cambridge, Mass.,
according to
news reports.
Related material:
  Hexagram 11
  Plato, Pegasus, and
  the Evening Star,
Time in the Rock.
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Brian Snyder/Reuters 

in 1998.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wednesday January 11, 2006

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Time in the Rock

"a world of selves trying to remember the self
before the idea of self is lost–

Walk with me world, upon my right hand walk,
speak to me Babel, that I may strive to assemble
of all these syllables a single word
before the purpose of speech is gone."

— Conrad Aiken, "Prelude" (1932),
    later part of "Time in the Rock,
    or Preludes to Definition, XIX" (1936),
    in Selected Poems, Oxford U. Press
    paperback, 2003, page 156

"The rock is the habitation of the whole,
Its strength and measure, that which is near, point A
In a perspective that begins again

At B: the origin of the mango's rind.
It is the rock where tranquil must adduce
Its tranquil self, the main of things, the mind,

The starting point of the human and the end,
That in which space itself is contained, the gate
To the enclosure, day, the things illumined

By day, night and that which night illumines,
Night and its midnight-minting fragrances,
Night's hymn of the rock, as in a vivid sleep."

— Wallace Stevens in The Rock (1954)

"Poetry is an illumination of a surface,
  the movement of a self in the rock."
— Wallace Stevens, introduction to
    The Necessary Angel, 1951

Related material:
Jung's Imago and Solomon's Cube.


The following may help illuminate the previous entry:

"I want, as a man of the imagination, to write poetry with all the power of a monster equal in strength to that of the monster about whom I write.  I want man's imagination to be completely adequate in the face of reality."

— Wallace Stevens, 1953 (Letters 790)

The "monster" of the previous entry is of course not Reese Witherspoon, but rather Vox Populi itself.

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