The Madness

The Madness

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

painting is "The Furniture of Time" by Yves Tanguy
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The Madness
Suddenly ceasing .... the
encompassing  -  surrounding "All"
 
                      
organizing relinquishes its gears so
edges draw a sharp crisp over-clear 
the focus 
there is something fearful behind it.
seen it on the edges
silly stimmung teases a cocophony
of strings and brass blaring out random keys
alluring temptation .... the darkness.
there will be  pieces 
inexorable stare pulls weight like 
an anchor........ magnifier light
crystaline candles' light
whole everything gone
as love from the forlorn
as life from the burnt planet yet
each minute thing ... is of itself
is of its own pulsing glare
inexoribly drawing the
Stare and madness like
rivers that stop clinging to the banks
E. 07/08/2018

© 2018 Einstein Noodle


Author's Note

Einstein Noodle
I am reading the book "Madness and Modernism" by Louis A. Sass ..this poem is inspired by that reading ... the "stimmung" is a German word for mood or atmosphere .. the author divides it into these parts to describe what schizophrenic people experience: Unreality, Mere Being, Fragmentation and Apophany ... its an approach to understanding psychotic breaks as something "normal" which others may experience if certain feelings and mental states are intensified ... the author also refers to the "Stare" of schizophrenic patients ... a blank and unnerving stare ...hope you enjoy this rather different ride ;)
E.

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Wow. That sounds like a very interesting read. Your piece does feel fragmented. One thought leading to another then to blankness. Like being lost in a blackhole and seeing glimpses of normality through the haze of clouds. Really cool ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

and thanks for reviewing LK ... mental illness touches so many people and always any supportive fami.. read more



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My stepson has these issues I am very familiar with that look! After a long stint in south America he was repatriated to the states by a consulate after being homeless there for a long time. His grasp of reality was almost non existent when he first came home. (he is doing much better now) I like to think I can jump into most folks skin but his skin I have a hard time catching. My experience in reading this excellent write was I got a feeling of the end of the world the echos of what was in a symphony of specters. I then read your description and find i wasn't to far off of the mark. Very interesting expression in this piece good sir

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

one of my sons is in that skin as well ... we have been with him through many ups and downs .. being.. read more
A clashing of imagery and imaginary of madness and beyond, flowing freely, like rivers that stop clinging to the banks, Wonderful, beware the mind, it has control of the brain.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i am so glad your review brought me back to this one Shaz! its one of my own favorites actually ... .. read more
Having spent my career in mental health and specifically severe mental disorder this hit a chord 'E'. I love the disconnected nature of it which reflects dissociation and blunted affect. The final line is a blinder!
(Not sure I have the intellectual capacity these days to get into something as deep as Sass!)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i am so glad to have your review on this one for sure ..with your background and impressions i am mo.. read more
Your words bring about fellings experienced but dare not try to explain to another. I can relate to visions or in reality rivers which have receeded the banks and wondered why. Again we have to accept that nature has to do its work and we should not question why but be accepting. Hope I have put accross my slant on things. Thank you for sharing your outlook in this poignant piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you so much for your insights kitty ... my "Author's Note" tells where the inspiration for thi.. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

The brain/mind...respect it in every receptacle ~ be it human or animal...intricate in its creation .. read more
... alluring temptation... the darkness. .
What a great line. The nonconjointed dream flow has no handles to cling to except for the madness.
Very enjoyable creation. Indeed.
PS
From what i've heard a little tinfoil around the head might help this madness:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

ahahahaha yes...tin hats can work magik ;) thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on this poem.. read more
"rivers that stop clinging to the banks"
this picture is very surreal, i thought at first Dahli but this is more dis-jointed and the shadows are long like evening.
The madness is in a sort of twilght zone with the light far away.
I absolutely love your descriptive poem, it takes the reader inside the picture to feel the madness..

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

Stella, I couldn't ask for more .... I feel so gratified that you were able to get inside this one ... read more
This reminds me so much of how I dream sometimes and in the dream I am whipped between different moments or places only seeing them partially not being able to gather enough information to understand my situation, yet every time it happens there is one sharp image that sticks in my mind and then when I wake up those images are all I really have left! It spoke to me in an interesting way. Thank you for the journey!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

and thank you Robo for sharing about your dreaming..i so relate to what you are saying ..it is so an.. read more
Robowriter

1 Year Ago

Haha, your words are filled with sincerity so often unseen in this world! Keep on keeping on E.
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Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i sure will my new found friend ..and you do the same ;)
Thank you for the author’s note. It’s very informative and helped me to dive better into your words here. The abrupt switches, the triggers, the incessant clanging. I get a good peak into this world of sheer torture. This is a subject that has always fascinated me after I read that hallmark book on the disease called ‘I Never Promised You A Rose Garden’. Thank you for the book reference. I look forward to getting my copy soon.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

here you are again..thank you Dhara .. so very much for taking time ... i have a special place in my.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Year Ago

These are very sensitive individuals indeed. Makes them prone. I’ll check out the book. Thanks.
wow. you surely take us down a rabbit hole. for some reason this made me think of Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, etc. amidst playing with logic and fantasy. love the pic, wording and imagery. ending line packs a powerful punch. the breaks add to the "madness". quite unnerving to delve into that world. awesomely powerful piece. kudos ... :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes...unnerving to be sure ... think you for reading with focus and letting yourself feel that ...it.. read more
What powerful depths of life you paint on this canvas. And your note sheds such light on the inspirations of every color. It is a strange world of madness, this garden of flavors and fruits so few can fully grasp. And you make that world more reachable, something we can know more, as rivers that stop clinging to their banks... I've already looked up Madness and Modernism... seems a vibrant vision into these otherworldly souls.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes yes yes ..that's it exactly Owl ...we all have it in us ...but our restraints are in place and w.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

It is truly a world yet to be discovered, the mind, the mind unrestrained. So appreciate you sharing.. read more

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