This blog is a hub for Laura Gibbs' forays into the wide world of proverbs.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Poster: Movers and Shakes
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
Thanks to James Stansell at Google+, I learned about the origin of the phrase "movers and shakers." It comes from a poem entitled "Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy. You can read more about the poem at Wikipedia. The moon photo is by klareralt at Flickr, and the poster is made with Automotivator.