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It's All in the Rhythm


http://thinkodynamics.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-all-in-rhythm.html

"It seems to me that those moments of poetic intensity are moments when we are feeling the brain going through this rich, complex process in a very short period of time, which surely involves the release of a great deal of serotonin and/or other neurotransmitters—that chemical burst is probably responsible for the sense of blossoming or head removal, the tingling, which is quite similar to the “aha” moment one feels when a difficult problem has been solved—as though a veil has been removed."
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Interesting article, thanks Libra,

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A fun read, Libra. Thanks for posting. The writer's thinking brings to mind what Houseman said about poetry, that, in its first moment, it is a passsive, not active process. Also brings to mind what both Poe and Kant said about poetry. That, at its most affective, it, the moment of it, is of short duration.

A related question I have is what does it mean, what amounts to the neurological process, when a poem "comes", is made pre-consciously, which is how I make a poem. Possibly I am pulling on subconscious content, but I am not pulling on content subconsciously. Nor am I unconscious of what I am doing. In fact, I am acutely aware of myself, not so aware of my immediate surroundings, in that first moment or string of moments of composition, if composing it is. At the same time I am not actually aware of what I am doing. Nor am I aware of what the poem is doing. Come to think of it, the same state of mind or condition holds true when making both lyrical and critical prose. Invariably there is that first moment afterwards when I say to myself, Did I really say that, do I really think that? Even, How did I get from start to this particular end point? Operating pre-consciously is the only way I can sum up the process. But in its actual working(s) I still don't know what it means to operate pre-consciously.

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"Pre-conscious" hmm... It rings to truth, yes, in my pre (not really "sub") conscious, liminal process.

I am in a different dimension when engaged in that way, less conscious of surroundings, more alert in some vague space. Self-actualized, but the "self" is not the one of social context.
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Liminal is actually a better word for it.

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