Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ah, evil is here, sir...

"City on fire!
Rats in the streets.
And the lunatics yelling at the moon!
It's the end of the world! Yes!
City on fire!
Hunchbacks kissing!
Stirrings in the graves
And the screaming of giant winds!
Watch out! Look!
Crawling on the chimneys,
Great black crows screeching at the
City on fire!"

(S. Sondheim, Sweeney Todd)

Friday, November 20, 2009

ciento volando

"Pack up all my care and woe,
Here I go, singing low.
Bye bye blackbird!"

(jazz standard)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


"Y yo he sacado de ti mismo
el fuego que te ha devorado;
te he reducido a ceniza sobre la tierra,
a los ojos de todos los que te miraban.
Todos los pueblos que te conocían
están pasmados por ti.
Eres un objeto de espanto,
y has desaparecido para siempre."
(Ezequiel 28.12-19)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Garza Real

"Look at me.
You may think you see
who I really am,
but you will never know me."

(Reflection, from Mulan)