The Hectic Memetic and the Poetic Noetic

September 15, 2018

The Hectic Memetic and the Poetic Noetic

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2018

As an Artist, I have given my best to simplify very complex human perceptions about the world around us, using a pencil or brush. The use of language lends itself to the same simplification where brevity and the use of poignant word choice can shorten a paragraph of verbosity to a sentence.

The “Meme” as it is understood by the current usage is just another tool for communication, something that requires a creative effort to master, thus becoming an Art-form. Whether the words and the picture compliment or contrast is one of those creative decisions, the words alone can carry the weight of the expression, saying this, it does require the creator to weigh the truth along with both sides of the argument, bias is easy to pick out also where the clarity of truth shines like a beacon.

There are success qualities of “Memes”, whether they can be understood by those who do not grasp the question, the statement or the argument is one of those qualifiers that must be tested by the anonymous reader of a Meme. Quite often a quote written by a historic figure is used to qualify its weight of a truth, not withstanding not all historic figures were correct or accurate in their line of argument.

Those who are affronted by a “Meme” have generally misunderstood the breath of its implication, where there seems to be an element of low IQ, lack of broad mindfulness, less life experience and a vested ideology to this misunderstanding. There are placards that espouse a rhetoric that are not memetic but rather a trope from an echo chamber of Marcuse/Alinsky type buzz words, all which have weak arguments that are generally biased towards an ethnic, tribal or ideological cause. Examples of poor understanding of created “Memes” are found in the slogans written by many political protesters in the Democratic or Socialist side.

One word or a name can be enough, peppered with poetic intent, to qualify. This is where I started my own journey of word play, which I called “Synthonyms”. Even a Meme has its own sets of Genre, by that we can begin to classify Memes just as we have every other art-form.

Let us see where this brings us in comparison to other art-forms, with examples of genre:

Art-form         Elements                      Genre

Painting          Figure                           Portrait

                         Landscape                   Historic scene

                         Portrait + Landscape Famous Figures and Battles

Writing           Fiction                          Novel

                         Non-Fiction                 Journalism

                         Historic Fiction           Fictionalized Journalism

Music              Vocal                            Folk

                         Instrumental               Quartet

                        Vocal + Instrument    Pop Song

Meme             Word                            Ambigram, Logo

                         Statement                    Placard, Slogan, Quote

                         Picture                         Cartoon

                         Word + Picture          Word Art

                         Statement + Picture                     Advertising

                         Word + Statement + Picture       Info graphic

My own explorations:

Synthonyms    Word meanings synthetically mixed with onomatopoeic words sounds – refer to my previous blogs.

Artext                 Conformed design rule base picture words as a synthetic hieroglyph. – refer to my previous blogs.

These were just a few general ideas on the validity of a well worn art-form.

Historic Meme

Artists as far back as Da Vinci have created Cartoons that express particular attire when describing those they wish to either be a target of satire or to a complimentary stature.

The caricature of prominent figures were the first form of cartoonish statement, that could be considered a basic Meme. Where the Artist would mimic an elephant or a pig for a rotund politician, or portray a weasel, rat or snake as those who bore ill will to the public good.

The newspaper page three cartoon was a very popular icon for at least 100 years and has only recently been retracted from most news print, leaving many of those Artists now without a platform of expression. They were allowed freedom of political scope as long as they were pinning a truth of some sort. Whereas now the cartoonist must tow the political left leaning byline or they are ostracized and without a job. Many cartoonists have decided to expand there audience and internet presence due to the politically correct climate.

So a meme is a collaboration and coordination of a few artistic, expressive and intellectual gravitas with a good dose of historic wisdom. The question remains, why is the EU trying to eliminate an Art-Form from our palette of human expressions? Regards Arto

Here are some different Meme types I have been working on recently.

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A Song Written

September 6, 2018

A Song Written

by Arto Heino (c) 2018

In my current working volume, I have not quite completed my music chapter, besides any personal and family obligations, this delay is the usual problem of simplifying many complex concepts. I will also publish a Song book prior to the next volume, included here is one of those songs.

Song Writing

Is there a a simple methodology to Song Writing?

Yes, by exercising your imagination and highlighting your life experiences by finding your emotional connections to those memories. Now that is as clear as mud, says the guy with a blank sheet of paper and a guitar, eager to write the next classic.

There is three ways to approach this art-form:

1 – Emotional memory

2 – Technical structures

3 – Poetic expression

Emotional Memory

That rush of feeling you get sometimes when you reflect on a turn of events. For example, a blues song writer relies on this for his source material, the subject is usually a fairly well worn experience, such as money problems, relationship difficulties or work related situations.

This capture of a emotional reflection can be painful, happy, sad, euphoric, funny, pleasurable, romantic or even angry. There are no limits to what constitutes a singular or group emotional experience, this all depends on the number of life experiences of the writer.

Technical Structures

These are segments of chordal and rhythmic cadences that exemplify an emotional response within the musician and the listener. They are codified in a multitude of elaborate harmonic structures, which have been used and notated in many genres over the centuries. Modern Jazz uses a many of these passages as either “riffs” or “vamps”, to be used as improvisational tools to create musical coherence.

The tone and instrumentation are also important technical factors when you are constructing the general idiom, for example, folk songs, they are not generally any more than a single voice and one instrument played to compliment the vocal line .

Poetic Expression

This is when the written world of poetry define the content of the musical expression. These are usually exemplified by the unusual word rhymes that a lot of poetry contains. The word combinations can direct the melodic and harmonic outcome in many unusual ways. Not all poems can turn into simple songs, but with enough creativity and adjustment literally every poem is a song waiting to be defined in musical terms.

My Song As An Example

All three approaches are used, regardless of the genre to write any song, saying that, motivation and your inner need are a precursor to any inspiration in song writing.

Written and illustrated by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2018

Here is one of my songs that I wrote, it uses all three approaches clearly and expresses an emotional release of unrequited love, something that many artists of the romantic genre suffer with an abundance of. As the creator, I own all the copyright and authorship, there are no issues with publishing it on my blog, saying that, I have also broken down many well known hit songs but due to the infringement issues, I will not publish them here, they will forever be my own personal research.

I wrote the chorus as an isolated musical passage that I felt reflected a deep yearning to a loved one, be it any gender or even religious if I replaced “darling” with “Lord”, thus changing the meaning of the song.

The chords were a simple choice, starting at the 5th from the key of C, which is G, yet I chose G6, the reasoning is that it contained an E as a harmony element relating to the E in the next chord, from a 6th tension to a 7th tension. The Fmaj7 has an A as the 3rd which is the melodic note for “you”, which in turn actually goes up in the melody as the Fmaj7 chord go down in the scale, using contrary motion as a way of expressively creating tension. In the end of this first motif, “you” moves down from A back down to G in the melody, which in turn resolves the contrary motion and ends the first passage by the chordal resolution to the tonic C major chord.

The second motif in the chorus is the counter melody, responds to the first part by expressing who the song is directed to. Rather than repeat the last two notes as in the first motif, the melody moves down from the F to the E, leaving an interesting tonic to a 3rd resolution, resulting in a satisfying end to complete the first melodic fragment. The melody is repeated but instead of “love”, I replaced it with “darling”, this term accentuates the endearment and heartfelt stirring of calling to a romantic figure.

The bridge was written much earlier and wasn’t related to the original idea, it was about being shy and not revealing your identity. I used it as it complimented the Chorus by giving a face to the caller, abet a reluctant one. There is a tension that is left unresolved by being anonymous, giving the caller a shy or reserved disposition, someone who could be too fragile to face the reality of their unresolved feelings. The resolution is a minor 5th, (Dm) to a major tonic, being G, which is repeated before resolving to C major in the Verse. These chords carry the questions forward into the Verse.

The first line of Verse one was a revelation of intent of why you were calling, explaining that these feelings are normal and part and parcel of being in love. The two minor chords in the first part soften the emotive and lighten the portrayal. The boldness of the second part of the first passage here is exemplified by the imperative of “must”, implying it is a destiny to be filled, beyond the boundaries of personal desire.

The second line repeats the intent, and the second half of the passage boldly proclaims “forever”. This finality exposes the interesting idea of the human soul and the endless cycles of transmigration that occur in reincarnation, stating that love goes beyond a physical phenomena.

The second bridge, is now tempting fate by asking if the caller should reveal the name of their love interest. This is a desperate attempt to awaken the mutuality that is felt, either imaginary by both or in reality, but not said. These are the romantic notions that are felt by many, but never quite realized.

The second verse moves into the dreaming state of shapes of clouds that spark the imaginations of those who are in love, the end of the first line is a confirmation and acknowledgement that it was linked by fate and that both parties have possibly understood. The second line of the verse in another affirmation.

The “Out”, as an ending leaves the whole cannon in a tension of unrequited love, not showing but admitting love is in possession of your heart, where again the mutuality might not be clear.

I hope you have enjoyed this intimate breakdown of an original song that you have never heard, regards Arto.

Ethical Artistic Codes

June 6, 2018

Ethical Artistic Codes

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2018

I was preparing to write an article about “Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers” and the similarities with “Captain America” and its history, but was side tracked by the current online war called “comicsgate”, which is really a battle between an ideology of some narcissistic comic professionals and SJW comic shops against common sense fans and independent creators. It is where an independent creator Richard C Meyers and his “Jaw Breakers” graphic novel, somehow is flipping the lids on a industry full of SJW’s and their leftists ideologues. I can see that the success of his efforts is trouncing many titles by the corporate efforts of Marvel, DC and others, where sales have been dropping due to the unpalatable content. Whether it is professional jealousy or an ideologically fueled hate campaign smearing Mr Meyers efforts, who knows but with evidence of Torturous Interference by comic shops and some comic professionals, it might become a legal problem as well.

I gave up comic reading/collecting sometime in the late 1970’s, when the stories and characters were becoming a strange admixture of fake experiences, fantasy that was less rooted in real life events, while it also becoming political. It was apparent even back then, that the writers were spinning political narratives. Steve Ditko was the only comic creator and proud independent who was creating in this vein of ideologies and different philosophies, with his well defined and unusual characters (Static, Mr A, The Mocker), much to the surprise of many, he is still creating today at 90.

I picked up and read a small amount during the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and was not surprised to watch it morph into a full propaganda machine for leftist ideas. Comics were always fighting a good fight against the powerful and the demented individuals who did nasty things, now this was extended into a strange minefield of Marxists identity politics and political correctness while also attacking a sitting President in a nasty but veiled manner, Anti-Americanism at the core.

During my investigations in those years I found many interesting titles, and lots of independent Artists and writers, it was starting to look like Silver age was moving towards Platinum status, with the promotion of movies from comics and such. To my expectations some of the sicker undergrowth that was still attached to comics from the “Underground” of the 50’s and 60’s was resurfacing into the main stream comics, where is the comics code when you need it. As a science fiction underground and Fanzine artist myself in those days, I was not surprised to see it actually happen, the culture precedes the politics.

Promoting New Standards

As I am still editing my current book “Talking to the Birds” Volume II, I have extracted my writing about the “Ethical Artistic Codes” (EAC), a new set of codes I deemed necessary for Illustrated works to apply, so the public are not misguided by the fake and inappropriate illustrations and works created by artists of lean conscience that are motivated by political, narcissistic, psychopathic and some destructive identity politics, SJW and Cultural Marxist agendas. It was an interesting idea that I thought I would explore after seeing too much propaganda from the Leftist ideologues in print and screen.

So here is a set of codes that could be placed in a back corner of each comic to indicate where we are.

IF – Illustrated Fiction

This is by far the most popular category that Artists work in. It covers:

Murals, Comics, Graphic Novels, Books, Magazines, Cartoons

IN – Illustrated Non-Fiction

This is the essential art used by Academia to understand the past and present.

History, Journalism, Archaeology, News, Biographies

IT – Illustrated Technical

The mainstay of Architecture and used by Engineers to design their machines, electronics and chemistry models.

Instructions, Manuals, Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Electronics, Labeling, Road Signs

IP – Illustrated Propaganda

Most graphic artists make a reasonable and pedestrian living from creating advertising.

Fliers, Pamphlets, Advertising, Political Logo, Company Logo, Manifesto, Politics, Ideological

The Illustration Codes

Refer to the News Codes, the problems only arise when NP or NF is disguised as NN. This has been duly noted in the election of 2017, where CNN and many other News outlets used their Media over reach to create Fake Propaganda News.

You could change the first letter I to other form:

I = Illustrated Art, Drawing, Painting, Computer Graphics

V = Video CGI, Movies, Cartoon, TV Opinion

S = Three dimensional solid Sculpture, Object, Furniture, Building, Machine

Through my years of reductio ad absurdum, I have found you only need to use four categories to keep a simple graphical order that will be of great benefit to the massive visual chaos that modern society has flung us into.

Imaginary, Witnessed, Measured, Opinion

These four I figured can be written in forms such as:

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Technical, Propaganda

Emotion, Intellect, Experiential, Imaginary

To use another set of four for food production:

Industrial, Traditional, Organic, Non-Organic

Many things in the Arts can be labelled in at least a couple of categories, but not all four. The main reason is that there will have a conflict of perceptions, if you cannot differentiate these four with your material, it will most likely be only “opinion” or best known as “propaganda”. This might seem simplistic, but the greatest wrongs in history have been carried out by mistaking witnessed reality from destructive opinions when they are taken to their bitter and sick finality.

Here are other codes of vital differences that can assure a complete system that will be easy to recognize and can be put into practice without much effort.

The News Codes

The Music Codes

The Food Codes

 

 

The Tale of Three Funnies

April 27, 2018

Back in 2008 there was a news article about the cartoon character “Popeye the Sailorman”, stating that the authors copyright was to run out in January 2008, it was 70 years since E.C. Segar(1919-1938) created his character, 1938 + 70 = 2008. I thought to myself, interesting, what can I do with this iconic figure that is aligned to our current ideas about society?

(copyright under fair use)

 

I decided to to look around and see what is the growing trend in norms in places like California, bang it hit me, “Drugs”, they were legalizing cannabis, mmm, being an Artist freed from some corporate copyright restrictions I had a poetic license to transform poor old Popeye to my hearts content.

In walks “Dopeguy the Dealer”, I decided to use one of the very popular images as a base, the one Bud Sagendorf drew to promote Popeye, when he speaks, “I yam what I yam!”, I changed that to “I bong when I can!”, it fit. After much creative work I posted it to Redbubble, it was no great success, but I thought that I was being tongue and cheek enough so the community could see how I transformed him into to a modern equivalent.

My upload

 

Time passes, April 2018, I get an email from Redbubble saying that the Copyright stake holder Hearst Holdings Inc. says I am in breach of copyright, mmm, it seems the USA has extended it copyright laws to 95 years, that means 2033. The rest of the world can use it but not in the USA, so rather than argue with the simple facts about what constitutes differences in character, I just redrew the character so nothing can be said about similarities that lawyers would pick and claim ownership. Redbubble have been excellent in these matters and I highly recommend buying their products, there range and quality are great.

My current picture

 

If you like my version, grab a Tshirt here
https://www.redbubble.com/people/artoj/works/31469647-dopeguy-the-dealer?asc=u

This and many other experiences has made me realize that any character I create, will be given freely to the public after my passing, any benefits are there for anybody to exploit. I would rather leave this planet a little, happier or better than I arrived, regards Arto.

The Induction Computer Part 4

October 17, 2017

The Induction Computer Part 4

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2017

I am back from the wilderness, the experiences of Spring has overwhelmed my Audio and Visual organs, natures beauty is beyond any simple description. The last post I never mentioned the Trinary system that took my designs closer to a complete new type of thinking to develop a Trinary ALU, much more interesting than the Binary approach. Here is the 555 timer I promised from the last post, it is closer to a build-able relay design than my first prototype.

I didn’t show any parameters for the Basic Logic Cell. Here is my sizes and reasoning:

The Basic Logic Cell – Logical Unit

Working from the true measure the Royal Cubit approx 523.24mm, rounding to 525mm. The Palm is four fingers and seven palms make the Royal Cubit.

75mm x 75mm Sqr (aprox 3″ x 3 “)= 1 square Palm.
18.75mm Thick(rounding to 19mm, aprox 3/4” ) = 1 finger thick.

This was why I chose the Ancient Royal Cubit, when you measure the longitudinal velocity of light in royal cubits equals exactly 900000000. Thus it is the exact measure of the Royal Cubit.

Velocity of Light = C
= 299792458 mtrs sec
Longitudinal Velocity of Light = Pi/2 x C
= 1.5708 x 299792458
= 470912891.8272 = CL
Therefore
= CL/900000000
=470912891.8272/900000000
= 0.5232365 Mtrs
= 1 Royal Cubit

This means all your measures you use on materials is concordant to a universal standard, so by coordinating Electrical, Sonic and Hydraulic wave forms in your Logical Unit, all the impedance issues would be known, thus engineer-able.

The Universal Binary Engine

To complete my journey back to relays here is one draft of the Universal Binary Engine, it was designed to be used with a rotary commutator in mind, I was considering the technology of 1900 and the implementation of the Tesla tower as a the hub of computing the Longitudinal Ground Wave communication traffic he would have had to encounter if his tower was finished. Here are my preliminary data covering the commutator and/or relay computer. I have dubbed it “The Universal Binary Engine“, it has motoring logic built in, so a rotating system is viable, a whole new way of conveying intelligence through simple matrix connections with commutators , setting up codes for binary transmission in as many bits as needed. This would be similar to the type of computer switching system Tesla could have worked out during his Wardenclyff period, to direct the control of a complex communication system, with subscribers numbering into the hundreds of millions, not bad for pre-transistor or valve era. Each bit would be just another commutator in rows of switching array commutators, this way you can accommodate large address locations on the globe using a whole wave node number(Earth circumference wave number derived from the frequency of operation) and the directions NSEW as your location matrix. I have a vision in my mind regarding the operational frequencies and mechanical rotating frequencies to make such a system operate as a World Wireless System (NOT Radio), here is a draft PDF of one of my ideas. Here.   As this was about laying the most simplest wiring and layout, where you could his own switching systems as per Patent 685953, as illustrated in my Volume I, page 343. I always draft my original designs by free hand sketches and hand written work books, while I  am design the Trinary version as well this way, I only draw my work on computer long after I have cleared up any mistakes, either physically tested or carefully worked out on spread sheets.

Trinary

Here is list of the first 6 Trinary single input logic gate operations, there are more that I will list shortly.

The Switch is of great importance here, the three distinct actions are of a greater Logic to apply than just on and off. The beginning of a decision tree within the three way action, yes, maybe, no. Where most will see the “0” as a null action it is a vital internal pivot to allow a current flow in be diverted for other operations, as you will see in these basic two input relay gates.

The design scheme was very involved, looking at history and to develop a version that was simple and functional, as my earlier designs show we can still lose the battery and use magnets. The next few gates tested my underlying geometry as a square 5 internal layout.

I have completed the Or, Nor, Xor and Xnor  gates and the many other possible logic gates have been noted and configured for future design steps.

The ideas for using the new found parameters available haven’t been explored in the main stream forums as yet, it is not so much the answers they can provide but what are the questions we need to ask and what solutions these gates can provide, we are looking for problems that need solving, this is what will propel these ideas forward.  Here is the third page of the steps to arrive at a simple Trinary system with only batteries, switches and leds.

This table below shows some my more interesting breakdown of Logical Gates and new concepts of interaction with the extra three Logical operators to complete  another Axiom to investigate.

(18×18)/2 = 162

162 approximates PHI

Thus in an abstracted manner, I am applying natural arithmetic, with a golden Ratio as its final Sum.

I am still working on these and will add another post soon, Regards Arto.

The Induction Computer Part 3

July 25, 2017

The Induction Computer – Part 3

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2017

From my last entry I hinted at a 555 relay emulation, I am not quite their yet, I am getting close though. Here is my current stage I am on at the present moment.

I needed an ALU to start things of, so I started on the Half-Adder as a building block, here is my iterations.

The next step is the Full-Adder and its first few iterations from Logic Gates.

Lastly I have included a simple idea of how some of these could be interpreted in the 3D world, more to come on this aspect in a future blog.

If your response is high enough, I will start a Patreon account and begin building the real thing, regards Arto.

The Induction Computer Part 2

July 8, 2017

The Induction Computer – Part 2

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2017

It looks like I am reinventing the wheel, minus valves and transistors, this work might even seem redundant to some of the techno-nerds. I assure you this is a step forward, there has been no time in the last 50 years that all those electronic enthusiasts have been able to simplify and create something without an official corporately designed IC package doing all your brain-work for you, leaving nothing for your own original imagination. I was very excited many years ago when many hobbyists made their own computers from discreet transistors and IC packages, while a few even made some relay ALUs.

While I thought of making my own CPU from relays but resisted, I first needed to create a new architecture that could incorporate an open 256 bit CPU and a Analog CPU  in one package, while still accessible enough to be built by hand. This was part of my goal, as the architecture had to be robust, to last 1000 years, the components were to be the built environment and the power to drive it should be available 24/7, sounds like a pipe dream of some mad scientist. I only dare to dream of its reality and decided to rediscover the simplicity and the basic technology to make it plausible. The idea of using stone to contain the complex logical matrix that can be accessed via simple interfaces is the final reality, the many steps to arrive at that outcome might outstrip my lifetime, still I will persist, as I cannot dismiss a vision that is clear and within the realms of possibility.

Enough of my machinations, here are some interesting and practically solved devolutions of known devices from my last posting. Here is a FlipFlop made from two relay NAND gates.

While the idea of a Operational Amplifier kept me awake for a night of two, I hope to emulate a 555 IC chip from my work here, just in time to compete a chapter in my Volume II.

This version should satisfy many of its Integrated Chip operations, still it is a crude and very fundamental design, useful to be expanded upon with a bit more work. I must repeat, I am not an electrical engineer and I have no degree from any University, I  am truly a ground up natural scientist, where my tenets of understanding come from a life time of artistic creativity with careful observations and practical applications. I hope those who are interested can learn much from my ideas. Regards Arto.

 

The Induction Computer

July 1, 2017

The Induction Computer

by Arto Juhani Heino (c) 2017

Here are some interesting combinations using relays as logic gates, which was where I began this first step into the Induction Computer.

As you can see I have “single relays” and “double pole relays” and “Latch relays”, an old technology that goes back to the beginnings of the study of electromagnetism in the 1800’s. My studies into remnant magnetism of different materials, brought me into an understanding of natural rocks and the possibility of using either “Granite”, other rocks or even a poured casting as a magnetically imprinted “Logic Matrix Array”, storing functions, complex procedures, information and even pictures, videos and music.

In the Voltage Multiplier I have even eliminated any semiconductors, even diodes and batteries, while only using coils, capacitors, magnets and relay operations. You can see my process of elimination and the final schematic being without any high tech micro components.

There are a few parts to make the whole system function, here are some of the descriptions for the Voltage Multiplier.

The Slab that must have
1 Remnant Magnetism within permissible limits
2 Flat Surface, possibly engraved for descriptive and functional reasoning
3 Location keys for Imprinter and Reader

The Matrix Imprinter
1 Magnetic Array
2 Electromagnetic Array
3 Reset and Wipe function

The Induction Reader
1 Layered Switch Array
2 Geometric Coil Matrix
3 External Switches/Buttons and Levers/Handles arced or rotary

Physical Actions of Operator
1 Generate Voltage
2 Instigate Switch Operations
3 Discharge to external device

As this blog article is only to describe some of my work, it is not the whole article, that you will find in my next volume of “Talking To The Birds” Volume II. If the interest in these ideas are popular, I would consider a FundMe or Patreon profile and begin the arduous progress of a working system , regards Arto.

Artext Poetics

June 5, 2017

Here are a few poems that I recently published on All Poetry, I have also added the titles in my freshly minted writing system “Artext”,(note – the spelling offence is deliberate), regards Arto.

 

Gene Soul

by Arto Juhani Heino

 

My creator speaks to my genes
I find it accompanies my dreams

My Eyes find harmony in my creations
My mind is free to allow such beautifications

Do we question our being when nature is our designs
Have we a soul in our frame or is it us genes who finds.

 

 

The Blinded Book Face

by Arto Juhani Heino

 

Nary a whimper,
A glimpse of cognition,
Only blank stares,
And mindless glares.

This is the breed that
has been corralled.

Only opinions and echos,
Sad delusion of plastic civility.

 

Prediction of Offence

by Arto Juhani Heino

 

Quite words of solidarity,
Angry voices of peace.

Vicious attacks on piety,
Whispers for genocide.

Am I blinded by darkness,
When depths are so high.

Pander the cruelty,
Bury the kind.