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With all this time. . .poetry. . .

Posted By: MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo
Date: Monday - May 18,2020 20:02

Non Gratum Anus Rodentum
(Not Worth A Rat's Ass)

Naturam expelles furca tamenasque recurret
(You can chuck out nature with a pitchfork but it will come back just the same)
I have been thinking, how does poetry effect the mind.
From the web.
What is the point in poetry?
Now, poetry isn't one thing that serves one purpose any more than music or computer programming serve one purpose.
The Greek word poem, it just means "a made thing," and poetry is a set of techniques, ways of making patterns that put emotions into words.

How does writing poetry affect the brain?
Poetry Boosts Memory and Encourages Self-Reflection
Scans have revealed that the parts of the brain tied to daydreaming and memory light up in response to poetry.

While these responses to poetry are largely analogous to those found for music, their neural underpinnings show important differences, specifically with regard to the crucial role of the nucleus accumbens.
We also go beyond replicating previous music-related studies by showing that peak aesthetic pleasure can co-occur with physiological markers of negative affect.
Finally, the distribution of chills across the trajectory of poems provides insight into compositional principles of poetry.

Dating back some 4300 years, written poetry is the most ancient record of human literature.
The roots of poetry are likely to reach even much further into the past, to a time when literacy had not yet evolved and poems were passed down in oral traditions.
The fact that poetry has accompanied humankind over such a long period suggests a strong grip on human cognition and emotion.

How does war poetry effect the mind, the Civil War gave us 'The Red Badge of Courage.
World War I had several poets and in the words of an author on J.R.R. Toklien he states they wrote about 'evil' they had seen or were close to, Tolklien did service in France till he came down with a fever that lice on rats carried.
World War II and the Korean War saw mostly books.
Cpl Robert Lin Cook USMC poem 'Tarawa', to us did service in our beloved Corps.
We can visualize those Marines heading to a distance beach, nonetheless he does not tell us the 'gut-wrenching fear'.
Those Marines had to endure.
Patrick Hayes aka 'Chopper Gunner' tell us that dawn was the best.
Having served in Vietnam, dawn was as cool as it was going to be on any given day.
In my poem 'Nightmare of Vietnam', I tried to tell what most days were like, hot and dry or hot and humid.
About our nature companions in that living hell.
Cries of pain from the wounded and hardly a sound from our dead.
I did not say about how dark was Vietnam after the sun went down.
And the night that young L/Cpl died, after we cleared the wire around the arty battery.
Close to Hill 55, there was illum rounds fired, making necessary that we stop.
Rats were a big as house-hold cats and not much is made about 'tigers' eating the war dead, ours and the enemy.

When we came ashore in 1965, we delayed what would happen in 1975, the war was lost from 1954 to 1963 by Diem and his brother killing a good number of Buddhists.
The coup by some generals could not undo what had took placed.

Looks like a 4 year old toddler.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, my State puts more money than it takes out.
The 'Grim Reaper mcconnell' state take out more than they put in.
Which State is being bale out?

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo
The United States are not red and blue
They are red, white and blue.

Donald aka King (in his own mind) is so vain.

When the chips are down, now and than.
He looks for others to carry the load.
So if things go bad.
He has others to blame.

UTI - Useful Trump Idiots.
#MoscowMitch - must go.
#MassacreMitch - must go.

Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are.

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Diabetes II or Diabetes 2
Affect a few.
What's a body to do?
Walk a few.
Blocks or in a local mall.

Ricardo in virtual reality.
Virtual reality.
Is the term used to describe a three-dimensional.
Computer generated environment.


Messages In This Thread

With all this time. . .poetry. . . (views: 24)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Monday - May 18,2020 20:02
MAGA. . .'Where do we get men such as these?. . . (views: 15)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Wednesday - May 20,2020 11:30
Colonel 'Bud' Day nightmare. . . (views: 18)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Wednesday - May 20,2020 13:06
'spooky' and Colonel 'Bud' Day . . . (views: 15)
MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo -- Thursday - May 21,2020 02:06
Bravery !! ..... Last year's Memorial Day Humpty traveled to France .... (views: 17)
Stimer -- Thursday - May 21,2020 07:31


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