Saturday, November 24, 2007

Through The Looking Glass


`Now, Kitty, let's consider who it was that dreamed it all. This is a serious question, my dear, and you should not go on licking your paw like that -- as if Dinah hadn't washed you this morning! You see, Kitty, it must have been either me or the Red King. He was part of my dream, of course -- but then I was part of his dream, too! Was it the Red King, Kitty? You were his wife, my dear, so you ought to know -- Oh, Kitty, do help to settle it! I'm sure your paw can wait!' But the provoking kitten only began on the other paw, and pretended it hadn't heard the question.

Which do you think it was?

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July --

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear --

Long had paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die.
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream --
Lingering in the golden gleam --
Life, what is it but a dream?

... Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Caroll

8 comments:

setan patah tanduk said...

ouh you change your blog look. nice one. Through the glass happens to be one of my favorite books.

saedah said...

I looked through the glass...and I saw a new Odyssey.

Nice. :-)

F&M said...

What a "face-lifting" a la Zara :) no wonder it has been rather quiet on your recent entries ;-) not bad, simple and sober...

Just a friendly reminder for next Sunday.

insya-Allah.
Fauziah & Mufei

TheHoopoe said...

You guys are fast...
Need some change of appearance to the Blog.

Next Sunday is on, insya-Allah

anon said...

what's on next sunday... ?

Anonymous said...

I like this new look. A refreshing change. Pity there's no burgundy or grey :)

blue said...

Salam,

Ust went missing a longggg timeee and there he goes,changing the appearance of his blog.

Spells peace and serendity.

Chill out!

TheHoopoe said...

Peace and serendity ... Hmmm, I like that.

It's been all that and also kinda bliss, really :)

Alhamdulillah