To dig up this thread a bit, RE: "The spin of the earth impaled a silhouette of the sun on the steeple"
I would have to say that is imagery, only thing I imagine when hearing that after repeating it and breaking it down is a steeple with a shadow. And that shadow being watched as the sun rises and falls. Or it could be more bold and just be "everything" that reminds her to him. And just as I post it, I see 4 posts down someone already said that. shiz
The Arab er mjög gestrisin maður. Þegar þú hittir í Sahara eyðimörkinni til sonar, mun hann skemmta frábær. Í nótt, þegar tunglið skín bjart, og stjörnurnar skína, og Fatima hans er langt í burtu, Youssuf líður mjög einmana. Þá liggur hann niður eins og uppáhalds úlfalda sínum. Ályktun: The Arab er auðmjúkur og elskar náttúruna.
How does that verse of subjective symbolism convey any objective truth about how he felt??? It makes no sense and pretty much detracts from and completely obscures the symbolism. Plus, the earth's rotation... goddamit, whatever. "Ignorant fuck"? Hmm...