From: Tom Gray [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
This may not be entirely germane but modern brain
theory links congnition and feelings (or emotion)
extremely closely. Feelings are the basis of cognition
and action in the world. There link to Eliot in this.
Isn't that what feeling one's thought with the "immediacy
of the odour of a rose" all about?
It is also the impulse which drew Pound et al. (good old al.) to explore
Japanese poetry and thought. The Japanese
think in images. Their thought is sensory.
It is only we wayward, so-called literate westerners
who like to excise the body from the mind, a la
Houyhynhyms of the world, do you yahoo?