Review “Night of the Eagle” (1962)

“Night of the Eagle” is based on a story by Fritz Leiber, and the screenplay was written by Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson and two others. It concerns a university professor who is a sceptic, dismissing all superstition and insisting everything can be explained rationally. When he discovers his wife has been practising magic for years,…

Silhouette

There is only a silhouette, a shadow without form No flesh, no substance, Scribbled shading within vaguely sketched lines Floating through the world, Action without reaction Words without thought Aping reality, going through the motions Shadows cast by nothing Powerless and meaningless This is who we are now A world full of silhouettes Flickering through…

Review “Harakiri” (1962)

This is a Japanese samurai film set in the seventeenth century, where the Shogunate’s breaking up of the various clans forced thousands of samurai out of work. One of these samurai goes to a clan’s house to request their premises to commit hara-kiri, a ritual suicide considered honourable by the samurai when they felt they…

A Different Drummer

Have you ever felt The drum beat in a car engine Rocking you on your urban journeys Tympani thump-thumping your to-and-fro Have you ever heard The music of an airconditioner Pareidoliac patterns in the white noise of life Listen to the music in the man-made and the natural Dance to the rhythms of your heartbeat…

Review “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004)

Directed by the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki, “Howl’s Moving Castle” is an animated fantasy about a young woman who is cursed by a witch, and becomes embroiled with a wizard who lives in a house on legs. The story is set in an imaginary world with steampunk-style technology, and also magic, demons, and so on. Miyazaki…

To salute the sun

Dancing in the golden dawn Manes and tails fly in the wind See them run Mist swirling about their hooves They rear and pirouette To salute the sun Sailing in majesty across the pond Curve of white neck elegantly placed Wings stretch and beat the water To rise and fly In the morning sky Sun…

Wabi-sabi

Starlings murmurate against the sun A thousand birds moving as one Patterns that end as soon as begun Butterflies spread wings to fly Dance for a day, flourish and die A lifetime lived in the blink of an eye Sun comes up since the dawn of time Always the same but always sublime Colours of…

Vincent Van Gogh – golden fields and starry skies

Van Gogh was a Dutch painter. His parents were very disapproving of his becoming an artist and he survived by the financial support given him by his brother Theo. He studied art, firstly in Netherlands and later in Belgium, before he finally headed to France. He met many of the Impressionist painters in France, and…

The Golden Hour

Light is soft And all things touched by gold Magic rays diffuse To create throughout a malleable haze A light you can hold in your hand And squeeze til drops of richness run through your fingers The earth is bathed With a greater wealth than any coin As a gold sky overlooks A glowing land…

Fractal

Inside is an infinite recursion A fractal of thought folding in and in and inwards, forever Lost in the echoing chambers of me, myself and I I begin to dissolve, to disappear Soon not even I will inhabit this fortress of solitude And it will stand dilapidated and abandoned So, it is time to find…