"This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight"
It seems like ages when, as students, we were treated to some
imagist pieces -- dim memories of sun and moon hung like balloons
on a mast -- well, here's a page that'll make us breathe in an imagist
air -- oh! that would be too abstract, I'm sorry.

Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks CR. I still find myself mystified by some Imagist poems, not always productively! For example, can anyone tell me what this poem signifies besides the visual image? In addition  of course to displaying Williams' genius with line-breaks. Diana
The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white



Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:29:29 -0800
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Imagism (Was Re: War and Justice)
To: [log in to unmask]

Thanks, Diana, for starting this engaging discussion on an important
aspect of poetry. "Imagism", indeed, proved to be a turning point in
the history of poetic technique, stand as it does at the threshold of
modernist poetry. Time stood still for a while -- captured in a camera
-- before unwinding its dynamics along a new road.


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