To the scientist the aim of alchemy seems only to be the transmutation of base metals into gold. Though some alchemists were concerned solely with this, many were serious and dedicated thinkers who used alchemical symbols and ideas to probe religious, philosophical and psychological issues.

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Haiku is a form of poetry which is written in seventeen syllables. Each poem contains a word that refers to the season described in the haiku. The following haiku are by the three greatest haiku poets of Japan. (All translations are by R. H. Blyth)

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Past Events > Circo de Poesia at Beyond Baroque (1)

Event: Circo de Poesia at Beyond Baroque
Venice CA, Beyond Baroque, January 23 1999
112 attendants

First event at Beyond Baroque, the immemorially cool arts foundation based out of Venice. A night dedicated to the 3-dimensionality of poetry, a fancy way of saying we had poets acting many individual poems written by poet Antonieta Villamil. Poets included: Alicia Villa, Esteban Bergese and Federico Luduena among others. Wendy Carcano performs throughout the night as an outstanding and endearing Elf. Painters Mariano Cinat and Ricardo Martins show some of their recent paintings as part of the multi-media poetic presentation. Stella Sosa produces a bacchanalian entrance with grapes, cheese and assorted wines. Nicoleta Lucero, an incredibly talented dancer graces the stage with a flamenco performance. Unlike previous Circos, this event ends at midnight in order to comply with Beyond Baroque closing hour regulations. Nonetheless, people are again mesmerized.