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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!

20 October, 2011

Poetry Jam: Midnight Blaze

Our Poetry Jam task this week is to choose three titles from a list and create a poem. The poem titles below are from the Table of Contents of the Norton Anthology of Poetry, fourth edition. I simply closed my eyes, turned to three different pages, and pointed.
Your Words my friend (Canto 21 from Astrophil and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney
Frost at Midnight by Samuel Coleridge
One Flesh by Elizabeth Jennings

Love is a Cosmic Force painting by Alex Grey

 Midnight Blaze
Your words my friend
burn through the reverie
until frost at midnight
mystically transforms
our truth
into a passionate blaze
melding two entities into
one flesh.

Jeanne I. Lakatos  2011


  1. I love the final idea of synthesis.
    The passion that brings together disparate parts!

  2. We can thank Elizabeth Jennings for her fine poem, "One Flesh," for that final idea. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Good idea for the source material. An actual book!

    I like the poem, too. Smoothly joined, Jeanne.

  4. The picture works so well with your poem too! I love the imagery in the title "Midnight Blaze."

  5. Oh yes. I think this was poem was meant to be. :)

  6. Barbara: Yes, I physically turned the pages, too! ; ) Thank you.

    Lola: Thank you. Isn't Alex Grey's work amazing?!

    Margaret: I couldn't believe my luck with chaos this time around. :)


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