About a week ago, I sent a note to my wonderful narrator, Justin Harmer, who played King David in my book, A Peek at Bathsheba. This time I had in mind a totally different character for him:
I’ve been toying around lately with a variety of artistic projects. The latest one is my “paper robotics” which I named Sleepy-eyed Sam. You can see it in action here. I wish I were a better puppeteer to make it justice…
My next move with this project is to have Sleepy-eyed Sam read a tongue-in-cheek poem I wrote a while ago. This is where I hope you can lend me a hand—or rather, a voice—for a one-minute recording. Once I have the recording I’ll fit the motion to it as best I can. (It's just for fun so the recording does not need to be done in a recording booth.)
Are you game?
I was thrilled when he joined me in creating this animation. It’s only a minute or so, but with this over-the-top rendition of the character, it becomes a piece of life captured on paper.
A Diamond Short, A Decade Late
Uvi Poznansky, 2007
A diamond short, a decade late
I come to stand outside your gate
Unlock and open, let me in
Forgive me, love; what is my sin?
I fled from you across the land
But now I ask you for your hand
A decade late, a diamond short
I can't imagine why you snort
My limbs are frail, my breath is cold
I must admit I may look old
I fall, I kneel, why—I implore
You are the woman I adore
I feel so weak, I feel so brittle
Don't touch! I may be impotent a little
You loved me once—or so I thought
Stop! Take your fingers off my throat—