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Ambiguity, unsure of
himself, what he's seen.
bright clouds dusted (query) by the moon, one's mine
Rival opponent.
the other's an adversary, which may depend
His thoughts, fighting wakeness.
on the wind, or something.
A long moment stretches, the next one is not
Reality defined by times, disturbs it.
on time. Not unaccountably the chill of He's lost in time.
the planking underfoot rises.
in the throat, for it's part the night sky empties
Calm, one with nature, Tight throat, crushed,
above and below. the whole of it's contents down. Turn on a bare threatened, restricted.
heel, close the door behind
Scared, escaping.
Overactive mind, trying
to leave it behind.
on the author, cringing demiurge, who picks up
View of earth skewed.
his litter and his tools Controller,
and paces it's gone wrong.
me back
to bed, stealthily in step. Falling out of himself.
Separating author and human in him.…read more

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Possible questions
· Explore the ways in which the poet vividly conveys
his state of mind in this poem.
· Explore how the words of this poem powerfully
contribute to it's overall effect and meaning.
· What do you find particularly memorable about the
poets' portrayal of the night?
· Explore how the poet shows his feelings through the
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