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Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

27 October, 2009

A Rainy Day Poem

Demonstration of Sound felt along the basilar membrane

Well, it looks like we're in for a few days of rain here in the Northeast U.S., so I'll continue with my four poem series on 'flow.' Coincidentally, it also follows this week's theme of 'dissonance and sound perception.' 

Flow II

Waves of sensuous melody
gently stroke the basilar.
The chamber of each hair cell
bursts with the flow
of pulsating charges
stimulating selected neurons
stirring the memory's charm.
Blood flows faster,
determined as voice surges
through vibrating membrane.
Physical synchronizes
with emotional energy,
aching- soothing,
dissonance resolving
harmonies coalesce
in this resonating
Jeanne I. Lakatos 2009


  1. I like this physiological almost medical approach to a poem. Really different and captivating. The sibilance in this piece really emphasises the sound of the flow.

  2. Thanks, Kat...and did you view the video? It's so cool...Bach along the Basilar! Works well with Halloween, too. Sibilance, I like that!


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