Monday, November 2, 2009

Poetry and Superheroes

I really like it when my two geek worlds collide. Tonight on Heroes, two characers recited poems about the moon - coincidentally, on the night of a beautiful clear full "frost" moon.

Hiro recited the first poem by Japanese haiku poet Ryokan:

The thief left it behind
the moon
at my window

HRG recited the poem from Oberon to Titania from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

On an unrelated note, this whole season of Heroes has so far been so much better than the two previous seasons it is like another show. Poetic imagery with a hearing-impaired woman seeing colors, the tatto woman...I like the carnival-running Magneto-ripoff bad guy, too.