KEY THEME: internal battle between realism (nature and science) and abstract (creation and arts)
- Poet seems conflicted and confused throughout the poem which makes the reader feel confused
- 'Continuum'- never ending
- Calm mood
- Explores private and unanswerable questions --> philosophical?
- Pathetic Fallacy shows the poet's feelings
'moon rolls over' - personification of the moon anthropomorphises the supreme forces of nature.
'the moon does neither of these things' - scientific view --> denial
'I am talking about myself'- reflects himself in nature, links the two together
'Not possible to get off to sleep' - Poet is restless
'out the front' - enjambement leading into the third stanza
'Washed- out creation' - metaphorical…