Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Smile of More

The decorum of the fête galante for the heart is a unity of the bourgeois (shining light), domestic (leisure), personal (arts), ostentatiously cultured (peignoirs and vases), and meditative qualities (dreamy cherubs) found in a range of expressions which shift our minds from gods to rulers to the glory of ecstasy materialized and reenacted for our indulgences, on one's china.

Symbolic in the fête galante for the heart is the direct expression of elegiac motive, consider Wallace Stevens

She says, “I am content when wakened birds,
Before they fly, test the reality
Of misty fields, by their sweet questionings;
But when the birds are gone, and their warm fields
Return no more, where, then, is paradise? 

She says, “But in contentment I still feel
The need of some imperishable bliss.

(CP 68)

With ingenuity and determination, the mind can extend the frivolous attitude associated with the dreamworld to the waking world by imagining a drama for the mind's pleasures ...


daydreaming, intention, responses, tensions, given in precisely vague, words selected for full expression of momentary feelings ... it is virtuosic that galantes can influence such profound sensations ... their lingering traces inscribe a subtle dialectic of the daydreaming mind ... and we realize how inherited forms function in the emotions and motives to become aspects of intention.

Gaining perspective on the nature of imagination itself, our meditative response to leisurely interests is simplified and simplistic, with the briefest of sensations that follow. Few words inspire intoxication that the mind does not respond to with eager sensibility. The nature of the mood evokes procreative gestures in an artful presentation of images emphasizing soul ...

A multitude of meditative acts incite, stir and animate the mind toward that which arouses it, coaxing it to prolong the inflaming with sweetness. Beyond the sentimentality, lies the desire for earthly feelings, without the compulsion to seek spiritual salvation.

The poetics of language evoke a smile of more but the meditation of their signs and conventions evoke a desire for permanence, a fusion of emotions and inherited poetic forms emphasized in the obvious.

Complimenting and opposing in the pursuit of pleasure, accepting life in nature and the laws of nature in us, a smile of more transcends refined feelings by means of minimal resources of language extending the scope to involve all human senses ... drawing nearer to a poetic style, our ability to synthesize these inspiring achievements is found in rhythmic tension

"We are two tree-trunks kindled by a thunderstorm" 

The myth of the burning trunks, which are bodies of trees, signifies the axis mundi, i.e., the axis of the world around which the cosmos is organized. The smile of more, the fête galante of the mind, the tree symbolizes the transition between the earth and her heavens. Her roots may be firmly planted in the dark of earth, but her crown needs light and space and belongs to the atmosphere.

Such is the dwelling place of the imagination ....

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