By Philip Levine
The foundation for the name poem of Philip Levine's A stroll with Tom Jefferson is no longer the founding father and 3rd president of the U.S. that the majority readers may think upon listening to the identify. Levine's Tom Jefferson is sort of assorted from his namesake: he's an African American dwelling in a destitute quarter of business Detroit. yet to Levine, he's "wise, compassionate, planned, honest...a nice unknown American." In A stroll with Tom Jefferson, Philip Levine reminds us why he's most sensible identified for his poems approximately working-class lifestyles in Detroit--and why such a lot of humans count number a Levine poem between their favorites.
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70 To be mortal is clearly to be mixed, to be blended together with other roots to form a compound phenomenal object; to be immortal is to be unmixed and uncompounded. As we will see in the consideration of the cosmic cycle, strife and love seem to differ from the other elements in that at least part of each stays pure, totally unmixed, throughout the eternity of history. That alone would justify their special status; the dynamic role they play in determining the progress of the cycle is further confirmation of this distinctness; indeed, they are quasi-personal agents of mixture and separation, and hence love is consistently portrayed as feminine, and strife as masculine or neuter.
3. 3. 59 See too CTXT-15. ' The atomists too identify void with not-being, though unlike Empedocles they are prepared to admit this sort of not-being into their ontology. For Empedocles the difficult problem is to reconcile his denial of void with his admission of pores; see A87a-e. 23-25,44-49). It is simplest, then, to take Empedocles' denial of overfullness as a symmetrical complement to his denial of void. He is certainly fond of symmetry in his explanation of the cosmos, and invoking it here would not be implausible.
It will still be at a location, no matter what you do to get rid of it; the most you can do is shove the object out of sight. 57 What looks like destruction is really just 'disposal,' getting something out of sight and out of mind. 58 What Empedocles offers, then, is not just a conceptual demonstration that destruction is impossible, as Parmenides seems to do in B8, but an explanation for prima facie cases of destruction, a theory of what is happening when things seem to perish. For reasons to deny that prima facie cases of destruction are genuine, Empedocles seems to stay with what is offered by Parmenides, as he does also for the denial of genesis (line 1).
A Walk with Jefferson by Philip Levine