Richard Seddon wrote:
> "In a Station of the Metro" is considered the "type" Imagist poem. An Image
> transports the reader to another perceptual plane. ... I used it as an
> example of the ideogrammic method in a tortured fashion. The proper
> ideogram is formed from the juxtapositioning of Images (big "I"). One "can"
> read "In a Station of the Metro" as two Images (big "I") which are
> juxtaposed. I used that poem because of its fame and general familiarity to
> all. In justification of its choice I can say I was following Gefin who
> sees it as an type example of ideogrammic method.
> You may be equating Image (big "I") to the metaphor. An Image has a
> discernable shift of context, one is transported to another perceptual
> plane. Metaphor is a comparison; one is given a "same as". An "Image" is
> not "same as", it is "different from" but is "created from". Metaphors
> could be used to create an Image "big "I". One of my favorite Pound poems
> is (appropriately enough) "Fish and the Shadow", page 162 of the 1990 New
> Directions "Personae". It is Ideogrammic.
> In a hurry, Guru awaits in the temple of learning
Quickly on my part, too. A metaphor is a relation. Not "the same as." "The
red red" may have some interest, but it is not a metaphor. "The red anger" is.
The two lines of Pound's "Metro" are images that together form a metaphor
(Greek. cf. Latin: translatio.)
Maybe I would understand if I knew what an "Image" is in relation to an "image."
>From the fish to the shadow,