Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life is a Dream



I dream that I am here
of these imprisonments charged,
and I dreamed that in another state
happier I saw myself.
What is life? A frenzy.
What is life? An illusion,
A shadow, a fiction,
And the greatest profit is small;
For all of life is a dream,
And dreams, are nothing but dreams.

 - from La Vida Es Sueño by Pedro Calderon dela Barca


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Life is a Dream is a 1987-film. A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture, and semiotics, loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die, and that dreams may be as real as life.

6 comments:

  1. drama king, i remember receiving an sms from a friend (years ago) with those exact lines you posted above. i lost the phone, but never did i forget the poem.

    salamat sa post na ito at naalala ko ang tula!

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  2. speaking of dreams, may nakakatawa kong dream lately na nagpa tambling sa akin. hahahaha! mishu besfrennn....

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  3. @Shenanigans: Haha. Pede! Salamat sa pagdaan!

    @Pepe: Hindi kaya ako yun? Hahaha. Check mo yung I Am Legend entry ko kase baka ako nga yun. Fell in love with this play kase in 2008. :)

    @Ronron: Share mo yan! Haha. :D

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  4. love this blog coz ure such a drama king. hahaha. i'm having a fun time here. :))

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  5. @Ester: Uy salamat! Haha. Ang saya din talaga magdrama pero binabawas-bawasan ko na rin. Medyo busy din lang, hindi pa ko makaupdate. Salamat ulit! :)

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