The general picture of the book is summed up by the subtitle “a seduction of innocent mind” as taken from one of the classical pages. Its most amiable example in the book was a poem about a man, who on realizing his humanity, “a duty of care” (Lord Atkin 1934) for all that is in nature. Thinking it is the only way to rise above the type of nature he has always known. But on realizing that he could not augment the links beyond those that made him human (his emotions and his passions) he decided to probe his own illustrated image, by taking himself to court, for passing wind in front of the President..
Eventually, he discovers that there is more to the makeup of nature in nature – the wind he passed, was a blustery act for the senses only and the President, he noticed, had served his time and left, but his office remains for others to occupy. Hence his duty continues, as an observer caught within the currents of Kantian Blues – as the substance for his gists, remain forever dependent on the world around him.
And so it was that he developed a sharper view of conscience and self-correction. He moved from the temporal notions of being a romantic to the ethically driven in volume as his gaze shows in Pain when hooked, The Cat fighting its Claw and other verses in the book.
“A constant ability to coherently shift from feelings to facts, from poetry to painting without a sense of disruption.”
-William Zimmer, contributing critic to the New York Times