Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Thief of My Childhood

This in general is a movie with a lot of great banter.  When Abu meets his djinn and asks for his 2nd wish, well, I wish I had the energy to copy it all here; but this I couldn't pass up:

Djinn:  And the tongue of a liar!  But he who would steal the all seeing eye from the very brow of the goddess must be neither a thief or a braggart but a hero!

The djinn did a very good job of delivering this line.  Oh, I should say, the movie is The (wonderful) Thief of Baghdad. 

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Gleam In The Eye

In the gleam of an eye,
You think you espy,
A reflection of sky,
Or perhaps the lamp on the table.
But from time to time
I think you might find,
The sparkle that lies in the depth of the eye,
Is something transcendent;
A thought or a love;
A moment of this;
A thought made of this....
Of course it's so hard to tell;
Because then this is gone,
And all that you're left is the wonder:
What was that light there reflecting?