Aldo Matteucci   23 May 2013   Looking Sideways

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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


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