Cochlea from Medical Dictionary- The Free Dictionary
In the poem below, I demonstrate my semiotic theory of iconic realism by writing a description of the hearing process, but one aspect of that process is unexpected: the cochlea is dormant. This human ear is deaf. Thus, this perfect individual will never hear...Dixit Dominus. (It is God's Word.) I have placed the iconic representation of hearing with an iconic composition, Dixit Dominus to bring awareness of the beauty in all of humanity, especially in those individuals who cannot hear.
by Jeanne I. Lakatos
The chorus swells; waves rush in,
their flow controlled
by the canal's turbid banks.
Membrane pulsates -
Malleus, Incus, Stapes
through a liquid universe.
Electrical impulses meander
in and out and around
minuscule hair cells within
majestic cochlea, sitting on its throne,
Eighth nerve to the brain reaches out.
Mozart sheds a heavenly tear.
This perfect one will never hear