Poetry signals Change is in the Air. Said another way: When there is no poetry of quality then musical quality takes a nose dive. This is not only my own observation. As my resource I quote Music by Frederic V. Grunfeld. The book I read it in is published by Newsweek Books out of New York. Place and year- Mondadaori, Verona, Italy, 1974.
Poetry (founded as Poetry: A Magazine of Verse) has been published in Chicago since 1912. It is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English. Poetry is founded by Harriet Monroe and now published by the Poetry Foundation. It is currently edited by Don Share
Those who decry the primitivism of today’s music along with its limited scope, need to look for another Heinrich Heine type figure. Indeed, so many “songs” use about three or four repeated notes or thrive on platitudes and vulgarity. I have already mentioned him on DSOworks in the internal link below. The problem is where is our Henrich Heine for this present day and age?
As a writer of poetry, I am inspired by the same place at which the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was filmed for this coming season: Scott’s Oquaga Lake House on Oquaga Lake. The beauty and enchantment of the lake knows no limits.
Here is an excerpt from my poem called “Fun.” It describes this setting in some detail.
The diving platform is located
End the end of the extended dock.
Canoes and kayaks are nearby
The woods where the birds do flock.
The swimming area is marked
By yellow balls on rope
Fastened to a rubber raft
Beyond which the lake has slope.
A second dock is to the left
With a speedboat at its end.
On its left we find a showboat
Built just for voices to blend.
A playhouse is to the rear
Grand piano is set on stage
Near bowling ping-pong and pool
Games all quite the rage!
Do yourself a favor and make a pilgrimage to Oquaga Lake and visit Scott’s Hotel. A number of doctors from India did just that! All this beauty and memorabilia can be yours to enjoy. Revive that ancient poetic feeling so many once had. And please share this post!
Graphic Polarity Activation on the 3 x 3 square. The prime number square of every higher number square is the 3 x 3. The complete, traditional, square is pictured at the bottom of the featured picture. There are a number of possible arrangements, possibly seven. However, the understanding of the distant past begins with this traditional. Many blogs on DSOworks are about this number square. Check them out by key word. They are free to view. I currently have some 570 posts about two primary subjects: (1) Music (2) Number squares. Most of the posts on number squares about the 3 x 3. It is the simplest, yet the most complex. Both of these subjects were the backbone of a former and lost Golden Age.
The full set of rings, imaged as Saturn eclipsed the Sun from the vantage of the Cassini orbiter. It was 1.2 million km distant, on 19 July 2013. The brightness is exaggerated. Earth appears as a dot at 4 o’clock. Our planet can be seen between the G and E rings. Most important for this blog: The rings of Saturn are the most extensive ring system of any planet in the Solar System. Why is the important? There are three obvious perimeters around this number square. However, the number of possible rings goes to infinity.
Graphic Polarity Activation Instructions
Reference the traditional arrangement at the bottom as I point our a few of the possibilities. Also a have a number of internal links on infinity and this number square. Also, “perfect numbers” favor this number square. Ancients knew this. Today, our civilization does not. Of course, there once was a Golden Age. Today peace and plenty seem be elusive. Here are a couple of such links on DSOworks.com:
Graphic Polarity Activation on Isaiah 45:2-3New International Version (NIV)
2 I will go before you and will level the mountains[a]; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. 3 I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
How does Isaiah allude to graphic polarity activation with the above? Look at the chapter number. It is 45. Total the numbers 1 to 9 in the grid. The order does not matter. Sum = 45.
Next, look at the two verse numbers of the Scripture. They they are verses 2 and 3. The sum of the verse numbers define the central number of the number square. 2 + 3 = 5. “Five” activates the entire system of all number squares. This is the smallest and prototype of all number squares.
Breaking the gates of brass and cutting through the bars of iron allude to reading the numbers without the grid. See the internal links above.
Specific applications will be covered in future blogs.
Please credit an Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe for my knowledge of this number square. Her haunt is Oquaga Lake at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I was Scott’s piano player for some 15 summer seasons. There, I encountered the spirit on hikes in the Catskill Mountains.
Never Never Sit Still – Be Like the Wind… I am a location poet. Poetry comes to me only on lakes in upstate New York. Try as I might, it evades me anywhere else. The featured picture on Wikicommons is entitled “A Windy Day by the Sea”. I thought it would best portray wind in a poem given to me by the “Oquaga Lake Spirit.” Oquaga Lake is in the United States .  It is to found in Broome County of the state of New York.
Never Never Sit Still – the poem
So what is my connection to Oquaga Lake? There is a resort on the lake. It is called Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I was their house piano player for about 15 years. Their “season” lasted from Memorial Day until Columbus Day. This was almost five months of solid piano employment annually.
My duties began with the tour around the lake on Scott’s Showboat of Song. This was at about 4:30 pm. Then I would play an afternoon Show. This was followed by the dinner hour, ballroom dancing, up to 2 feature shows and after show dancing. Last dance call was often about 11:30 pm. This assignment was seven days a week. Here are the words of the spirit’s poem- Never never sit still.
Be like the wind to renew:
Circulate and blow through.
Keeping in motion is youth’s potion,
Never, never sit still.
Air that sits in mass
Stifles and doesn’t pass.
It grows stale and makes one pale:
Never, never sit still.
Swamp decays on stillborn days,
The stagnant calls for storm.
Keep the heart pumping
Keep the mind thinking:
Never never sit still.
This poem has numerous hidden meanings and teachings on the subject of breath. They will be covered in future blogs. Below are a couple of internal links about my current employment.
Above is a sample of my piano playing at the Gasparilla Inn. I ‘ll be there for my 10th season this coming year. It was built in 1911 and is in the Department of the Interior’s National Historic Registry> Details in the event link.
Extremely Humble King of Early American Music. In part, Dave Rubinoff’s exactitude helped the cause of early American orchestral music. To him, music was sacred. He had such a passion for music, that his temperamental outbursts were quite infamous. He never got mad or angry any at anyone- just at what they didn’t do with the music. The American public loved him. 225,000 turned out for one of his concerts in 1937 at Grant Park in Chicago. His success and temperament were the source of much jealousy and resentment. The musicians under him were often quite resentful. They were not used to such a fireball.
Extremely Humble King at Work
Very few people were so driven by music as Dave. When he conducted or played violin, it seemed like he was on a quest for the Holy Grail. He sought Truth through music. He rarely, if ever, talked about his past personal accomplishments in music with me. His mind was focused on the music we were currently working on. Sometimes we’d work a week on arranging 16 bars of music. We would try this solution, than another, than yet another. That’s why I think of him as an extremely humble king. He literally bowed his head to the great arrangement that a melody demanded. of music. The public treated him like royalty for his efforts.
Below is a concert we gave together at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in the Catskills. The year was 1984. He was 86 years of age at the time. Although Dave most likely gave 1000’s of public concerts, below is the only sample of a full concert in existence. Every minute is worth listening to. Dave discusses each selection, and why it was special to him. Some people even resented his success. A prominent concertmaster came in to hear one of our performances. I won’t even mention the derogatory things he said as he made fun of this great violinist’s style. He learned a good part of his style from Will Rogers. Will Rogers, who identified with the American Cherokee Indians, even taught him how to take his bows. He was best friends with Will.
Faith Comments in poetry by the Oquaga Spirit. What is faith? Nature speaks. On Oquaga Lake she speak a lot. She talks on cloudy days. She talks sunny days. I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of the Oquaga Spirit on hikes in the Catskill mountains. Oquaga Lake in surrounded by forests. My spirit on the lake was a female. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe, The internal link explains how the women were in charge of the community. The spirit spoke in the 1st poem in 1985. Ten years later, 1995, she spoke once more of faith. This poem also will be the subject of a 2nd blog. Faith and knowledge help spiritual growth.
Religion was primarily an individual matter for Woodland Indian people. It permeated everyday life. The world of the Great Lakes Indians was filled with a host of spirits (manido; plural manidog). They inhabited trees, plants, birds, and animals. I have one internal link. For a span of over 15 years, I was their house piano player.
Cosmic phenomena were considered spirits. These included the sun, the moon, thunder, lightning, the four winds, and the thunderbirds. The Great Lakes Indians gave offerings of tobacco. These offerings were constantly given. They had many purposes. Among them:
Faith Comments on “Faith” – Different takes. Here is the earlier one of 1985
The wise know that the Sun shines behind the clouds.
Though the day be dark, they believe in light.
Knowing that clouds, no matter how thick, will disperse;
And clouds are only temporal; while the Sun endures.
Those without faith falter when the skies darken.
Seeing the heavens overcast, they forget the source.
And become despondent, thinking the day is done.
Their sight is stopped short by mere fluffy veils.
Those unfortunates scoff at the utopian belief in faith.
For them the vapor of clouds is more real than the divine.
And if there is no overcast, they’ll sow the seeds of rain;
Making reality confirm to the clouds in their heads.
Clouds are but thin impostors above us.
A mask to fool those of little faith.
For even in the thick of a full-fledged storm.
The eternal source of happiness is somewhere shining.
Faith requires the patience to out wait the darkness.
The fury of winds, rain and hail combined
Often come to test the tenacity of man.
But in the face of faith, the storm will fade.
Binary Code and Perfect Numbers on Tree of Life. I learned of this on Oquaga Lake. First of all, perfect numbers are few and far between. Six is the first such number. Then comes 28, 496, 8128 and 33550336. If you take these lower perfect numbers to the 10th power, you get squared, higher perfect numbers. Then, these perfect numbers can be expressed in binary fashion: They display ones and zeros. See examples below. In number theory, a perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors . This excludes the number itself. Also below is an illustration of how six is a perfect number.
Two perfect numbers are easily found on the Tree of Life. The circles are called emanations. Look at numbers 6 and 10 on the central pillar picture below.
The heart of the Tree is emanation “6”. Six is 1st perfect number.
The name of emanation 10 is Malkuth. What is relevant here is the name of this 10th emanation. This is because in Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. The name for this occurrence is gematria. It is a Greek word. The Hebrew letters of Malkuth equate with 496: The mem = 40. Lamed = 30. Kuf = 20. Vav = 6. Tet = 400. Add them as 40 + 30 + 20 + 6 + 400 = 496. Also, when you take the perfect numbers to the 1oth power, you get the squared version expressed by ones and zeros. See illustrated above. In this way 6 and 496 binary potential. This trait is shared by all perfect numbers.
Finding More Binary Expressions on the Tree of Life
Opposite polarities, as follows, total 1100. Take the two outside pillars. Look at the numbers 3 at the time. Reverse their polarities as follows: Left pillar = 358. Right pillar = 742. Next add them as 358 + 742 = 1100. This figure balances binary by two positive (1) and two negative (0) glyphs. Reverse this pillar multiplicity as 853 + 247. You get the same total- 1100. This number becomes the gateway to the Tree of Life.
Where Else is the 1100 Binary Code Found?
1100 gives expression to a lost antediluvian binary code. It once structured a Golden Age. The code is still common around the world. However, very few know how to read it. It is called the 3 x 3 number square. 440 and 660 are prominent in this code. They total 1100. Below is the picture with the source for the Tree of Life. These numbers are on any of the 7 solutions. The bottom displays the traditional.
Add the numbers around the perimeter. Do it two at the time overlapping as follows: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 =440. For the 660 do the following. Add the numbers in groups 2 as follows: (49 + 61) + (35 + 75) +( 81 + 29) = 330. Each subgroup totals 110. Using the same method of addition, do it vertically. You also get 330. Add the two: 330 + 330 = 660. Finally, add 440 + 660 = 1100. Here’s the icing on the cake: The Tree of Life and the Great Pyramid demonstrate various ways the 3 x 3 number square works. Music is based on the interval of a perfect fifth. It is also born of this number square: E=660 v/s. A=440 v/s. The notes of the perfect fifth vibrate in this 3/2 ratio. A number of posts on DSOworks.com describe the technique.
Where Did I Learn About This Binary Code? On Oquaga Lake
Joyful -When Radiated By Anyone- Elevates Stature. This is to the highest levels. This blog will attempt to answer how and why. It ties into an ancient Middle Eastern concept called gematria. It refers to the sharing of a letter and number by the same symbol. Once there was no separate notation for letters and numbers. That is foreign to our current day thinking. In the Middle East it was common. Hebrew still illustrates this in the calendar:
Some words had the same numerical value. This is true with the two key Hebrew words: joy and Redeemer. Also, within a phrase, one (1) could be added without changing the essential numerical meaning. This was called the colel. This blog makes the point: Any happy person helps all mankind.This is true regardless of religion or nationality.
The two Hebrew words, joy and Messiah, both have a value of 353. The words are given below.
Original Word:מָשִׁ֫יחַ. This translates to the Redeemer, Messiah.
A Joyful Gematria
In addition to this 353 co-incidence, we’ll examine two more correspondences: In Greek gematria it specified Hermes. Key numbers were once shared by even different cultures. Read my 353rd blog. The link is given below.
Now for the ancient source of 353: It is hidden in a well known number code. Read the internal link below called 3 x 3 number square Archives.The code hides 1110: When 1110 becomes a circumference, then 353… becomes its diameter. At one time number squares structured civilization. They formulated a peaceful era.
Finally, 352 is the gematria of the two words that immediately precede Judaism’s most important prayer- Hear O Israel. Milk and honey are the last two words of Deut: 6:3. Hear O Israel are the first words of Deut. 6:4. These words in Deut. 6:3 are translated into as “milk and honey.” Read another internal link below. What does this mean? When the lost codes hidden in the 3 x 3 number square are activated, the lands will flow will “milk and honey.”
Open Mind in my Book of Poetry-The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. Who or what is the Oquaga Spirit? She is an essence that dwells around Oquaga Lake. I believe the spirit is that of an American Indian. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. Lenape kinship system has matrilineal clans. Children belong to their mother’s clan. From the mother’s clan, children gained social status and identity.
I (David) was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. My employment covered a span of about 25 years. In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat. “So much she needed an ear, she ignored my tranquility.” Some years we did not go to the lake. That was primarily when our children were in school. Over the decades the spirit changed her mode of communication. She primarily used two forms of poetry. Also, she instructed me on the hidden codes in number squares. I have been sharing her wisdom through this website.
Rustle, Rustle, Rustle Goes the Wind – Mentions an Open Mind
Quote from the Spirit’s Poem, Rustle, Rustle, Rustle Goes the Wind:
Open the windows of you mind
To let the summer breezes through.
Then the scented summer wind
Will swoosh by to renew you.
In the 1980’s she preferred iambic pentameter in quatrains.
During the 1990’s she spoke in rhyming, triple meter. She also communicated her poetry in quatrains Here’s how quatrains are beneficial: . Quatrains of poetry invoke Jupiterian influences. Jupiter is the thinking-person’s planet. It is the guardian of the abstract mind. This planet rules higher learning. It bestows a yen for exploring ideas. This is both intellectually and spiritually. Number squares were once the guiding light of lost Golden Age. Also of key importance importance was the simplest number square. Ironically, it is also the most complex. It actually hides infinity. Check out my internal link below. You don’t even need an open mind for this blog. The math speaks for itself.
Quatrains, in sets of four, invoke the 4 x 4 number square. Musical phrases also come in sets of 4 bars. They are called antecedent and consequent phrases. This same number square hides the pattern of the Fibonacci series. I believe we will enter a new Golden Age of Peace and Plenty. The wisdom of the American Indians can lead the way.
Below is an internal link to a poem entitled “Future Fog”.
$7.99 Oquaga Lake is located up the mountain from Deposit, NY in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just across the border to Pennsylvania. This spring-fed lake is rated one of the cleanest in New York State. At points it’s over 150 feet deep. The lake’s diameter is about a mile across. Overall, its outline resembles a bear.
Outstanding Number Ten is in the Next Dimension. The Italian mathematician Fibonacci (c. 1170–1250) is credited with introducing the decimal system to Europe He used the term zephyrum. This became zefiro in Italian. It was then contracted to zero in Venetian. The Italian word zefiro was already in existence (meaning “west wind” from Latin and Greek zephyrus). It may have influenced the spelling when transcribing Arabic ṣifr.
Why did it take zero so long to become independent? Because for 1000’s of years civilization was based on a prime 3 x 3 number square. Notice no zero exists in the square. It is simply the numbers one to nine. They are arranged so that any row of three totals 15. Also, any two opposite numbers total ten. Ten is a synthetic number on this square. Also, if you read my other blogs on DSOworks.com, you can see other possibilities for this square of numbers. The square given below was the preferred setting of antiquity.
Here is a depiction of the Tree of Life. The 10 emanations are represented by circles. The 22 paths are the lines. Notice, emanations one and ten are separated by the maximum possible distance. They represent yin (10) and yang (1) at odds with each other. Likewise, on the 3 x 3 square ten must be constructed by the effort of arithmetic. Ten represents a challenge to arrive at, either way. The best way to acquire at knowledge of 10 is through the wisdom and rhyme of the Oquaga Spirit. I she is a female from the Lennie Lenape.
But yet, two Heavenly orbs
Were in the morning sky:
For as the Sun was saying hello,
The Moon was saying good-bye.
In size they were like twins.
One orb could cover the other
But still these heavenly bodies
In daylight each other did not smother.
What to be made of this?
Its a sign of things to come:
When yin and yang stand equal
At peace and equilibrium.
Finally, to enjoy more of her poetry, here is a 14 minute sample from the products page on DSOworks.com. I have memorized the entire book and am available for poetic recitations.
Cricket as Recorded by the Oquaga Spirit. Crickets, of the family Gryllidae, are insects related to bush crickets. They are also related, more distantly, to grasshoppers. The cricket was regarded by the Chinese as a 3-fold symbol. It represented life, death and resurrection. Its presence by the hearth was considered as a lucky charm. It was also thought of in this regard by Mediterranean civilizations.
Who is not acquainted with the sometimes overwhelming sound of crickets? Those who are keeping up with these blogs know my affinity for an Oquaga Spirit. She is a female Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. The spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake where my family spent many summers. I was the “house piano player” for the Scott family. In her poems, she frequently referred to crickets.
The Poetic Appearance of the Cricket
Below is an internal link with me reciting some of the spirit’s poetry. My book, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, is available as a product on DSOworks.com. In the future, I hope to tour as a poet reciting the magnificent rhyme of the Oquaga Spirit. In the meanwhile I hope you enjoy some of her verses about crickets. With their spoken recitation comes happiness and peace of mind. I recite poems from the book several times daily.
Quoted from “Early in August“.
Tree laden with seed pods,
Noisy pulsating crickets;
Speedboats circling the lake,
Freshly painted pickets.
2. An entire poem is entitled “The Crickets“. Here’s one quatrain.
The crickets give voice
To the pulse of the field.
The power of the day
In chirping they wield.
3. The third poem I will quote is entitled “Change“.
The tallish stalks of grass
Have turned to tannish-brown;
Hiding chirping crickets
That make so loud a sound.
Look for future blogs of the wisdom from this American Indian spirit. One of her favorite topics was the ancient use of number squares. A number of my 450 plus blogs cover this topic.