The Clarity of ConfusionI was monkeying around with the meanings of memes, paradigms, icons, indices, and semiotic signs when the following came to me. I'm more the picaroon than the vatic Vedic, but I would hope that you would find some pleasure in:
A problem I've found in studying figures of thought: crafty
men who make up these meanings do not agree. Raised studying
tropes, through many a book have I sought; outlined ideas
of such I still cannot see. Some kennings are memes, unless
you change paradigms old; then are similes signs, unless
they are icons bright? In indices cause and effect can
sometimes be told; cold metaphors anastrophic are Cullen's
delight. Prose or prosody, still I would hope to find
Olympian exactitude in this search for form. Esemplastic
virtue I'd not mind; mere pedantry here were shelter in the
storm. Each autotelic theory frustrates me; Despite these
views, I'm adrift on Mnenosyne's sea.
copyright 29 Jan 1991, by Earle B. 'Glas' Durboraw.