And the work of art assumes a new whole in the audience's consciousness.
Or a new hole of one works at Duncan's dougnuts. ;->
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  From: Chokh Raj 
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  Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 7:45 AM
  Subject: TS Eliot: The Metaphysical Poets

        Apropos the Metaphysical poets, of their poetic virtues, Eliot takes note of, in particular, a certain "telescoping of images and multiplied associations", and a "heterogeneity of material compelled into unity by the operation of the poet's mind" -- a "put[ting] the material together again in a new unity".

        In fine,

        "When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experience; the ordinary man's experience is chaotic, irregular, fragmentary. The latter falls in love, or reads Spinoza, and these two experiences have nothing to do with each other, or with the noise of the typewriter or the smell of cooking; in the mind of the poet these experiences are always forming new wholes. " -- T.S. Eliot, 'The Metaphysical Poets' 

        refreshing the memory --