Re: Moods of Mind(was Re:Psychedelic singularities)

E. Shaun Russell (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 17:14:40 -0800 (PST)

On 19/12/96, Eli wrote:

>I haven't noticed any particular poetic/emotional/visual
>aesthetics that come with causal analysis; it helps appreciate and
>invent beautiful designs and beautiful solutions, but not much else.

Interesting point...and very valid. Now that I think about it, a
poem (I'm writing about what I know) that is written around casual analysis
would probably be quite dry. The secondary purpose of *my* poetry is to
convey my thoughts to others in an attractive means...and it just so happens
that I *can*. If someone questions me about certain terms or ideas within a
poem (of mine), I can then go into more description. If I wrote a poem on
the process of cryonics:

They put your body on to a slab\
And then into a ten-foot vat\
Fueled with nitrogen at absolute zero\
--A 320 degree thermostat.

it would be rather dry. What I intend with my secondary purpose is
to at least spark a notion into a reader's mind. Introduce them to an idea.
>From there, they can choose to pursue their need to understand the idea, or
let it slide and praise it for what they do not understand.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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