~ "SING To Me Only With Thine Eyes..."
To paraphrase an old English song, the lyrics of which are
Ben Jonson's 1616 poem "Song. To Celia:"
"Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss within the cup
And I'll not ask for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sip,
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be;
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself but thee!
(Again, one of many advertising/promotions film photographs
I took for a client-hotel in Makati, Philippines, years ago)
Click on the image to see it against a black background.
© pinoyphotog 2012
all rights reserved