Friday, 27 November 2009

The Lone and Level Sands of Dubai: Poetry Corner

Vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert …

Half-sunk … shattered … lifeless …


Look on my works - and despair !


Decay … colossal wreck … bare …

No need for parody here.

The lone and level sands stretch far away ...



PBS

8 comments:

Steven_L said...

I'm taking it as a dip to buy into and grabbed some Dairy Crest this morning at 372p

Nick Drew said...

yes there haven't been any real dips in gold for a month or more now

Steven_L said...

What's a 'real' dip? $1190 - $1150 this morning not count or are you talking in riddles?

Nick Drew said...

it's a dip, it's a dip ! we're all agreed !

Steven_L said...

I missed the gold price this morning in my caffeine-free stupor. I have form buying into 'dips' in gold.

I think it was around March 08 when it rose to $1030 or so, then 'dipped' down to $970 and wobbled a bit.

I ran out the of the office, got on the blower and bought 40oz, then got home to find myself $400 poorer.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to ask CU:

How did they managed to hide the news until the US markets were closed, when earlier the markets were saying something was being prepared for?

electro-kevin said...

Apropos the original post.

I looked at that aerial photo a few years back and thought it sick making.

The epitomy of pride before a fall - an outright excess of hubris.

philip walling said...

Electro-kevin
How can there be an 'excess of hubris'?

Re the original post:
Dubai property is a real south sea/tulip bubble.
And I hope it won't be the last. Dubai makes hubris look timid.
What on earth is the point of the place? It owed its existence to perpetual construction and once that ceased it had no reason to exist.