last gleaming

Kamrooz Aram
“Last Gleaming”


the sound of thunder

In 1704, playwright John Dennis invented a new method of producing the sound of thunder during a play. Dennis's play was unsuccessful, but his thunder technique was soon borrowed by another production, leading Dennis to exclaim:

Damn them! They will not let my play run, but they steal my thunder.



little chap

A careful man I want to be,
A little fellow follows me;
I know I dare not go astray,
For fear he'll go the self-same way.

I cannot once escape his eyes,
Whate’re he sees me do, he tries;
Like me he says he’s going to be,
This little chap who follows me.

He thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mine;
The base in me he must not see,
This little chap who follows me.

I must be careful as I go,
Through summer’s sun and winter’s snow;
Because I am building for the years to be,
This little chap who follows me.