05/23/10things that settle at the bottom of a poemappear as fractals -- they move when stared at too long pulled, but not pulled out, self- similar, they fold in reverse: big parts, small wholes slice, slice, stitch, cross; up- side-down cone * Note: Citing Mandelbrot (the father of fractal geometry), Wikipedia provides the following definition of a fractal: it is "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity." Follow this link to the Wikipedia source, and have a look at the different fractal patterns, especially the Mandelbrot set and the Julia set. Cheers. |