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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!

30 October, 2009

Flow V: "It Don't Mean a Thing..."

www.rollingstone.com/ artists/ellafitzgerald/a...
(click to hear, 'tick' in Irish)
As I considered the music that this 'flow' poem describes, my first thoughts went to Beethoven's 9th. Then, I thought a little more and opted for the classic musical artists, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington as they collaborate to perform "It Don't Mean a Thing If you Ain't Got that Swing...." 
Flow V
Waves of sensuous melody
gently stroke the basilar.
The chamber of each hair cell
bursts with the flow
of pulsating charges
stimulating selected neurons
stir 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. MUSIC!
    it dont mean a thing if you aint got the swing!!!
    i am glad you have!

  2. Thanks, K of C!
    Do wat do wat... do wat do wat... do wat do wah!


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