8th DAY – DUBAI – GOLD SOUK

by Antonio Gil November. 19, 2015 2067 views

Gold!
a poem by Thomas Hood


Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Molten, graven, hammered and rolled,
Heavy to get and light to hold,
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold,
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled,
Spurned by young, but hung by old
To the verge of a church yard mold;
Price of many a crime untold.
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Good or bad a thousand fold!
How widely it agencies vary,
To save - to ruin - to curse - to bless -
As even its minted coins express :
Now stamped with the image of Queen Bess,
And now of a bloody Mary.

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Chossid 5 years, 3 months ago

I agree with Sadhya. Too much opulence for my taste.

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 3 months ago

Pardon....*Les voies*! :)

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 3 months ago

Que de beauté et de luxe ! Mais pas aussi beau qu'un visage de femme sans doute car les bijoux ne sont pas masqués.
Les voix de Allah sont impénétrables! :))

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 3 months ago

Gorgeous, only for museums for me. I'm sure very heavy and expensive?

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 5 years, 3 months ago

My first thought is these body pieces would make incredible carnival costumes.
I'd love to see what you bought...

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Bill Baird 5 years, 3 months ago

Pretty impressive if you ask me !

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 3 months ago

I think a little tiny bit of gold is a very lovely thing, but masses like this are actually quite ugly. I would say no thankyou if someone tried to gift me one of these pieces!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
John Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Incredible bling! Did you buy any??

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 3 months ago

Just amazing you would have to be strong to stand up under the weight of all his gold.......................................

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
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