Who had swum with the poet as girl in a beach
With girl breasts, now a whore in Oxford street.
Images are visible, hard and tangible in rain.
At once visual and tactile, these images rise
As abrupt dunes on plain-speak,bush and sand. It would not matter the girl was what and when
Her space notwithstanding, time in her pocket.
That is where it is ticking away, in a blind curve
Like the river in eternal bind in the mountains
Curving away in a bend under the sleeping trees.
Our images are real, belonging to this very space. (Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language and was described as the most influential movement in English poetry since the activity of the Pre-Raphaelites. The Imagists rejected the sentiment and discursiveness typical of much Romantic and Victorian poetry:Wikipedia)