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Symbols in the non-literate and non-verbal arts can have the effect of
words.
Think of Dali's melting clocks. Then, of course, there is the treatment of
text as art. There the meaning may not be in the words at all.

Cheers,
Peter
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From: "Richard Seddon" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: Water in TWL--why?


> Nancy
>
> Yes,  I had been thinking it might be the Dante piece where I read that.
>
> I used "meaningless" only because it was a central word/theme in the
thread.
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>
> "Meaning" can be transmitted many ways beyond the translation of words
into
> literal symbols.  Pound's Imagism/Vorticism is an excellent example of
> meaning beyond words in poetry.  Silent motion pictures and the
pantomime's
> art are others.  The entire art of Dance and of course graphic art itself
> use no words to convey meaning.
>
> Rick Seddon
> Portales, NM
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