Poetry 3: Nature and Art. Rhyme and Rhythm (2) . Intro to Lit. Outline. Nature and Art: Starting Questions “ Earth ” ( another view ) Dickinson, Emily "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass" (1866) “ When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer ” paintings mentioned in “Musees des beaux arts” .
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Rhyme and Rhythm (2)
Intro to Lit
Letthe day grow on you upwardthrough your feet, the vegetal knuckles,
to your knees of stone, until by evening you are a black tree; feel, with evening,the swift thicken your hair,the new moon rising out of your forehead,and the moonlit veins of silverrunning from your armpitslike rivulets under white leaves.Sleep, as ants
Images: 1, 2, 3, 4
cross over your eyelids.You have never possessed anythingas deeply as this.This is all you have ownedfrom the first outcrythrough forever; you can never be dispossessed.
there is no gravity the earth just sucks
Note (by Ray Schulte)
Graffiti seen on a bathroom wall in the late 1970s in a science hall at Harvard University and transcribed by Raphael Schulte.
A narrow fellow in the grassOccasionally rides;You may have met him,--did you not,His notice sudden is.The grass divides as with a comb,A spotted shaft is seen;And then it closes at your feetAnd opens further on.He likes a boggy acre,A floor too cool for corn.Yet when a child, and barefoot,I more than once, at morn,
cordiality –behaviour that is friendly, but formal and polite
fellow: -- one who is in the same group, has the same job or interests as you; e.g. fellow feeling]
It wrinkled, and was gone
I know, and they know me.
1 When I heard the learn'd astronomer,
2 Whenthe proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
3 When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
4 When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
5 How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
6 Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
7 In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
8 Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.
Intro to Lit