Self-similar syncopations: Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime[This is an alternative (USA) URL for the same article mentioned below: it is really very interesting!]
Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime There are interesting symmetries shared by the limerick and ragtime, which can be observed and heard in their family groups of stressed and unstressed syllables, or beats, and which lie at the heart of what gives these forms their characteristic structure or ‘feel’. They possess self-similar qualities which are [...]
Knowsley Safari Park
[Knowsley is now a small zoo.]
Edward Lear in Greece
Edward Lear toured Albania, Epirus, Macedonia and Thessaly in the spring-autumn of 1848. Accompanied by his Greek “Dragoman” -an interepreter who was proficient in ten languages- he explored the unknown and intriguing corners of -what was still then known as- “Turkey in Europe”…
[minstrels] There Was an Old Man with a Beard — Edward LearLear’s limericks are defined, arrgh, ‘*boring*’: an heresy in an otherwise wonderful site.
[minstrels] The Akond of Swat — Edward Lear
[minstrels] The Great Panjandrum — Samuel Foote
Another classic of Nonsense literature.
[minstrels] The Owl and the Pussy-Cat — Edward Lear
See the previous item.
[minstrels] The Pobble Who Has No Toes — Edward Lear
The Lear poem with a short, but funny, commentary.
Die Unart des Artig-Seins
Hans Magnus Enzensberger richtete fur Kinder im Residenzhof einen “Kompletten Nonsens” ein und sprach selbst sogar mit der Stimme der Fische.[In German, about a show held in Saltzburg in August 1999 which included sung translations of Lear poems.]Salzburger Nachrichten
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