Wallace Stevens

An Exercise for Professor X

I see a camel in my mind.
I do not say to myself, in English,
"there is a camel."
I do not talk to myself.
On the contrary, I watch
And a camel passes in my mind.
This might happen to a Persian.
My mind and a Persian's
Are as much alike, then,
As moonlight on the Atlantic
Is like moonlight on the Pacific.

spoken = Doug Ross