Poetry and rhythm III – Poesía y ritmo III


 
There is no rhythm without measure, without proportion (the ‘geometry of music’ in Platonic terms), thus without a rule of ‘law’. Chaos (amorphous, the unformed) is what was there before Creation, before poetry; it is still "there", and the poet must bring his creation – idea, sentiment or image – out of nothing, as it were, that is, from the formeless to the formed, investing it with the musicality of language.
 
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No hay ritmo sin medida, sin proporción (la ‘geometría de la música’ en términos platónicos), por tanto sin una ‘ley’ o norma. El caos (lo amorfo, sin forma) es lo que había antes de la Creación, antes de la poesía; es ‘ahí’ donde aún reside, y el poeta ha de llevar a cabo su creación – idea, sentimiento o imagen – como si fuera desde la nada, es decir, desde lo "informal" a lo que tiene forma, invistiéndolo con la musicalidad del lenguaje.

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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