Sunday, 29 May 2011

Wordsworth's spottiness

Spots of time? The descriptions of the ephiphanies themselves seem so luminous, it has perhaps distracted us from the Lady-Macbeth-ish quality of this piece of Wordsworthian terminology. Are the spots of time a mode of contamination? Do they (to appropiate Shelley's phrase, anachronistically) stain the white radiance of time?

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