[ by Charles Cameron — leap frog in very slow motion, and leap razor too ]
As a poet, I don’t much like that old saw about a picture being worth a thousand words — but there’s a density of information in each of the images below that’s worth considering:
Two very striking images, in parallel, juxtaposed. What can we read into them, or out of them?
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving.
There’s power in images, and even more in juxtapositions.
If one picture is worth
a thousand words,
what’s a bunch of Wordsworth?
Here the actor Jeremy Irons gives a refreshingly fresh reading of Wordsworth‘s poem: