war photographer ('half formed ghost' (metaphor, conflict…
'half formed ghost'
image of death
'something is happening'
literally the photograph is being developed
compare with -'but nothing happens'
transported back to the moment of taking the picture.
'spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.'
harsh alliterative sibilant establish the negative mood.
The ‘spool’ contains pictures of war victims; the spool is therefore a metaphor for grief and pain
'they don't care'
lack of emotion
us as a society have moved on
used for entertainment
'running children in nightmare heat.'
'he has a job to do'
breaks the calm with the abrupt beginning
four regular six-line stanzas
compare with, kamikaze, remains, bayonet charge