“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How to Read Any Poem, Anywhere 5: Rhythm (MP3)

Not enough time to cover all the poems today, so I'll make up for it (sorry Christian Hawkey!) on Thursday. Rhythm is tricky for people.

1 comment:

Ruth Solomon said...

The way you talk about the operation in which poems need to be worked up between the hitting and not hitting is deeply nuanced. I don't know how this squares with Harman's more blunt working of objects that exist somehow behind and apart from their disruption(which any contact involves). Aren't object-forms made from disruption? I think the retreating object is between every on-off contact-human or otherwise- some zero balance point that only exists through this operation- the interferance pattern. Only through that can it equate something inbetween. Contact and non-contact are deeply entwined. Spatially they are a unit.