Tuesday, November 16, 2004

 
"A finger pointing at the moon"


is "pointing directly at one's mind," . . . . . not dust

"The Readie and Easie Way" will follow . . . . . "dust settles"

what can stop it? . . . . . "the motion of carnall lust"

moves evenly, heavenly . . . . . dust leaves itself behind

the self-willed will . . . . . the pointed pointless

"cogitare" . . . . . say shape, mean see

"The mirror has no stand," is

"perfet, not immutable"





Those spaced periods which look like ellipses, represent what should be white space.

question: is it possible to make multiple spaces appear in posts?

Comments:
Interesting poem. The finger pointing at the moon is pointing at the moon in one's mind, but then the finger is in the mind, which is giving the finger to the moon. , which doesn't seem to mind... such an irreverent Buddhist am I! En tout cas...
I was wondering about the same thing about multiple spaces, indeed asked Blogspot Support if it was possible, but they don't answer me (Blogspot Non-Support)... it seems that their protocol pushes everything to the left. At Blog-City it's possible, but I wouldn't recommend transferring there for reasons of community... What you've done with dots is as good an innovation I've seen...
 
"doesn't seem to mind," very funny! Irreverent indeed.

& I'm glad you found it interesting. The non-zen quotes are from Milton, btw.
 
Try typing this in for a space "ampersandnbsp" (it stands for non-breaking space). You will have to use a ton of them. Blogger doesn't recommend it, but it has to do for me and my simplistic mind. I haven't found a better way. You'll have to toy with the # you need, too. If you type "ampersandnbsp" and put spaces aroundit, you'll get the equivalent of three spaces.

O, and where I put ampersand, type a &. And don't put quotes, or brackets or anything. It's a quirky little device but is all I can do after having researched w3 sites and such.

I need to take that digital rhetoric class after all!
 
Laura, thank you. Valuable advice. Reminds me of that Dylan Thomas chestnut, about how poets care most about two things: money and punctuation.

Digital rhetoric, that's funny too.
 
Believe it or not, digital rhetoric is a real class. We have a PhD in rhetoric & composition at Georgia State, and I'm starting to think about it. (That & Spenser---go figure.) It's really amazingly useful!
 
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