You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images,
Modern life is fragmented and incoherent. People are out of touch with the natural passions of life in this concrete jungle: what grows out of concrete?
“Broken images” may allude to the idols broken by God in Ezekiel 6:4 and Ezekiel 6:6:
Ezekiel 6:4: And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
Ezekiel 6:6: In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
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