by Thomas Hardy
The Voice Versions of Reality Quotes
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Thus I; faltering forward,
Leaves around me falling,
Wind oozing thin through the thorn from norward,
And the woman calling. (13-16)
So now the speaker is faltering, and he hears both the wind and the voice of the woman calling. He resists making a choice—he has his cake and eats it too. He doesn't decide what's real and what's not real. He's gonna live in this in-between-y world of conflicting realities. Good luck with that, bro.