19 November 2007

choose your own and do with it what you will

MoonRani suggested a writing topic for us - what book or story would you like to see as a film? You can read our answers at Tea Reads, where MoonRani wrote about the biblical story of Esther, and I wrote about The Ladies by Doris Grumbach.
(I've been neglecting Tea Reads.)


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The poem-a-day calendar that I keep on my desk at work gave me this verse on Friday. It was one of my father's favorites.

Rubaiyat 51
The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Omar Khayyam

4 comments:

Anna said...

What a neat question. It's a little odd, but I've always thought that Peter Reinhart's baking book 'The Bread Baker's Apprentice' would have made a great documentary.

Donna Lee said...

One of my favorites as well. And I would like to see And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmeyer made into a movie. It is one of my all time favorites.

Carrie K said...

One of my favorite quotes also.

Hmm. I tend to like action books better as movies. The Avenger by Frederick Forsyth would translate nicely.

pixie girl said...

Regarding the quote only - I love it, and if only my NaNo noveling self would heed those words! I might not be neglecting my dear blogfriends! I'm sorry:(.