Monday, February 27, 2012

Jaded, Disjointed & Entangled


If he takes his lessons raw
Drinks his medicine unsweetened
From wretched window watches
The wonders of the world

Then the world contrary turns
Its face toward the wall
Baring thus its back-lashed bloody
By the inaction of the watchers


Charity creates a multitude of sins.
~ Oscar Wilde

2 comments:

Harlequin said...

this is quite a strong and poignant poem.... seems to take up the image amazingly well; nice.

loved the wilde quote

Garth said...

Harlequin: a rumination on the effect of the experimenter's gaze on the experiment (I think)