"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. 
In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to 
sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to 
their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves."

Rabindranth Tagore

Existential Intelligence is the sensitivity and capacity to engage questions about human existence – how we got here, whether we have a purpose, and whether there is meaning in Life. Existential intelligence embraces the exploration of aesthetics, philosophy, religion and values like beauty, truth, and goodness. A strong existential intelligence allows human beings to see their place in the big picture, be it in the classroom, community, world, or universe.

First proposed by Howard Gardner, existential intelligence is one of nine theorized intelligences and is considered to be amoral – that is, it and the other eight categories of human intelligence can be used either constructively or destructively.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Visual Poetry

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my consideration of the visual as a poetic opportunity.

Thanks to the readers who shared their own thoughts on this rich topic.

Busy lives ebb, flow and rollick. Mine has just calmed enough to allow additional thought and research time for visual poetry. To my delight, someone else has been on it - and for awhile. I discovered this is visual poetry in a late night web session. I am entranced. ALL those artists out there exploring the notion.

It is so encouraging. Check it out. I am pleased to say my submission was accepted and soon my chapbook of visual poetry will be in the company of many entertaining, magnificent, thought-provoking others.

More later, when my order of assorted chapbooks arrives.

1 comment:

  1. Certainly rhythm is needed for poetry. It need not be iambic pentameter or anything else as prescribed, but visual rhythm of light and shadow, repetition of forms and colors. These pieces have text, but is it required? Is Visual Poetry written poetry with a visual accompaniment? Can it be a visual haiku? I think I missed the discussion while I was away, though you've mentioned the concept before. May yard has a bit of poetry about it with underlying rhythm of the horizontals and verticals of the low, stable fence, complimented by the free-moving ornamental grasses the low golden broom and the repetition of the leaves and stems of the Japanese iris. I am enjoying the concept. I'll look into it some more. Thank you.