IN BROKEN IMAGES

http://www.robertgraves.org/

http://www.robertgraves.org/mp3/052394_harp_01_ITH.mp3

Robert Graves 1895 – 1985

In Broken Images

He is quick, thinking in clear images;

I am slow, thinking in broken images.

He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images;

I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images.

Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance;

Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.

Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact;

Questioning their relevance, I question the fact.

When the fact fails him, he questions his senses;

When the fact fails me, I approve my senses.

He continues quick and dull in his clear images;

I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.

He in a new confusion of his understanding;

I in a new understanding of my confusion.

Robert Graves

1929

http://homes.ukoln.ac.uk/~lispjh/graves/graves-criticism/questions.html

http://www.pauldoolan.com/2010/09/on-robert-graves-count-belisarius-and.html


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