Monday, February 05, 2007


Not in the TEMPLE
Not in the HEART that pounds
But in the small quiet BISCUIT of the night

Edward Monkton


Blogger mamasan said...

i love how your picture captures the sentiment of the poem! It seems to suggest the biscuity night in question...

1:26 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

That is sweet!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

What a great shadow from that flower! And indeed, as mamasan said, it is a very biscuity night.

As for walking around NYC with me, whenever you visit, I promise we'll do a joint photography expedition! (Reya and I already have plans to take you to the top of the Empire State Building at night!)

4:04 PM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Bambi light ... cool! Very nice foto ... I like it.

5:05 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

lovely photograph.

Digestive biscuit?

(with peanut butter maybe, yum yum)

7:00 PM  
Blogger Calamity Tat said...

Only last night was I thinking that when I go to the UK I am going to bring back a family box of biscuits.. yum.. malted milk and such.. I'm alright Pod... you know, life sometimes it swings things our way doesn't it.. anyway is that an Allium? my fav flower..

7:24 PM  
Blogger etain_lavena said...

Sooo nice, I like the effect it creates!

12:18 AM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

What a beautiful poem and what a perfect pic! Wow, Pod, you never cease to amaze me! Thank you!

1:05 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Beautiful words and matching image.

2:06 AM  
Blogger heatherpink said...

Oh Poddy, you're so romantic.

3:08 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

you soppy pod or is it poddy sod? :)

the picture is exquisite and monkton is perfect. I'm feeling a bit of a cookie myself. where/when was this taken? My eyes are drawn to Bambie which adds an innocence to the picture.

And I'm still thinking about Glamarama.

3:13 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

nice. dig those tones and shadows. and i think the lamp speaks for itself. nicely done pod.

3:33 AM  
Anonymous ouch, i lost the ja label. said...

Intriguing lighting. Does the box next to Bambi and Bambi's friend have anything to do with the photo?

7:28 AM  
Anonymous ja said...

love? love...actually, I'm really getting obsessed with this box to the right of Bambi! It must be the secret but the interesting lighting obscures it! What does it say? Is it a lightbulb box? Something that goes into something else in the composition?

9:30 AM  
Anonymous jcjcjcjcjcjc said...

Is the poem you've just given us what's written on the card there? I've squinted and decided that it says "LOVE" on top, and there's a square with a circle in it... but can't make out anything else.

Additionally, that is one heckuva flower.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous jajajajajajajajaja said...

yeah, what is it? cough up the info, pod-man. the flower gives off a sense that it's pungent. but they’re definitely not paper whites…and i hope they’re not plastic, like bambi and bambi’s bride there. What is with all this plastic in the compositions?
oh, also, very nice photo. with a select number of objects framed, it gives a lot to think about....

1:40 PM  
Blogger Wendz said...

Excellent piccie. I want the Bambi lamp.

Do you know what? If I wake in the night and toddle off to wee, on my way back to bed I stop and rootle in the biscuit jar and sit in bed muunching my biccie and then go back to sleep. It's a must, those midnight biscuits.

6:12 PM  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

I second the fella who complimented that lamp. Very cool.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Indeed, just so long as it's a plain chocolate biscuit, preferably McVities.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

And not an air biscuit. Unless you're James Joyce. Ha ha.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

long time no see. lots of great stuff in podland...

10:32 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

i like the title.

long time no see. lots of great stuff in 'podland'...

10:33 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...


I can't do love poems.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

MMM, can't say I'm into Bambi stuff - Am I too old for this? In which case I've been too old since I was 13.

I'll keep the light and the composition. Wonderful.

11:34 PM  
Blogger getzapped said...

It's a scary kinda love for me. Maybe it's the kitshy lamp (no offense) and yet, the photo has a soothing side to it - guess that is love in all it's flavors....

btw, thank you for the link to Steve. He has a wonderful eye for light.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

MAMASAN - hello! nice to see a new face. well kinda. 'twas a biscuity night.....

MA - ;0)

STEVE - i am a bit worried about being taken up the empire state at night...... :0/

RATZ - fanks ;0)

LETTY - yum. nan flo used to give me digestives with homemade strawberry jam....mmmmm

CLAMMY - ooh send ua a lincoln will ya? (actually hated those). it is an agapanthus i believe. they grow wild on the roadside across NZ. hope you are feeling better?

LAVENA - thanks. i like your outfit by the way...

REYA - ahh, ta love x

HER HIMBRYN - thats a mouthful!! thanks for the visit ;0)

HEATER - not everybody thinks so.... :0/

EDWIN - you big cookie! i have been known to be a poddy sod, and to a lesser degree a soppy pod. this was taken in NZ in my innocent bedroom about two years ago maybe. you should have seen tama on sunday!

RAINDOG - thank ye!

JA - sorry to keep you on the edge of your cheap plastic seating (?). the object in question is a little card with the poem on it, under a picture of a biscuit in the night sky...see?

JC - can you hear me from beyond the grave? you are a clever dick...we need to work on ja-mes

WENDZ - there you go again, making me think of the 'haven'!! keep your grubby mits off me bambi lamp an all!!

SCHIMON - there is one exactly the same in the cottage (when i am there at least) ;0)

DONNA - whatever tickles yer fancy love ;0p

MR SNOWDROP - who's yer little friend?

JAZZY - yes long time no see. i must drop in more often!! ;0)

INC - you dont have to mate ;0) love smells anyway

NATHALIE - how could you not like bambi? you must have a cold cold heart!! ;0)

ZIPSTER - nothing but soothingness in the boudoir of pod! yes, steve has a good eye huh?

9:47 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Hey Pod, have you heard of this?
Don't know if you are interested but I took the liberty to nominate your blog... Only five days before the nominations close.

Ps: don't like Bambi either. Must be a French thing!!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous nina said...

belles vues d'ailleurs…
je te félicite !

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Pod,
your photo is full of feeling, I like especially colours of the whole picture.
But if you are too full of warm feelings, you could visit my blog, it makes you feel cooler :)

3:44 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

NINA - bienvenu a podville! i couldnt find your site though? ;0)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

Love the lighting here! Great podster

2:34 PM  
Blogger r4kk4 said...

it really *is* an awesome lamp!

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