The soul of poetry (rhythm) – El alma de la poeía (ritmo)


 
What characterizes poetry is its musical quality – harmony in motion, whereby there is a beginning, a middle and an end. Rhythm inheres in that harmony as its vital pulse, its reiterating, recurrent, pulsating mode of expression, such as in a dance. Rhythm is the soul of poetry; it is, however, a necessary but not a sufficient condition or property.
 
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Lo que caracteriza a la poesía es su cualidad musical – armonía en movimiento en la que hay un comienzo, un punto medio y un final. En la armonía el ritmo es inherente como su pulso vital, su modo de expresión pulsante, reiterante, recurrente, tal como en una danza. El ritmo es el alma de la poesía; es sin embargo una condición o propiedad necesaria, pero no suficiente.

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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