The Story of Yoné Noguchi

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Chatto & Windus, 1914 - 254 strani
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Stran 71 - Yet, faithful still, as a bridge of stars, She fights in her walled-up town — ' Fights on and on in the endless wars, Then silent, unseen, goes down.
Stran 40 - The wolf and the dog; dear incense hour When Mother Earth hath a smell of musk. And things of the spirit assert their power — When candles are set to burn in the west — Set head and foot to the day at rest.
Stran 19 - I dwelt alone In a world of moan, And my soul was a stagnant tide, Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride — Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.
Stran 69 - This mad sea shows his teeth tonight. He curls his lip, he lies in wait, With lifted teeth, as if to bite! Brave Admiral, say but one good word: What shall we do when hope is gone?" The words leapt like a leaping sword: "Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!
Stran 62 - ... And the rolling of clouds, and a deafening din, And a darkness that had been black to the blind, Came down, as I shouted, ' Come in ! come in ! Come under the roof, come up from the river, As up from a grave — come now, or come never...
Stran 62 - I lay in my hammock. The air was heavy And hot and threatening ; the very heaven Was holding its breath ; and bees in a bevy Hid under my thatch ; and birds were driven In clouds to the rocks in a hurried whirr, As I peered down by the path -for her. She stood like a bronze bent over the river, The proud eyes fixed, the passion unspoken — When the heavens broke like a great dyke broken. Then, ere I fairly had time to give her A shout of warning, a rushing of wind, And the rolling of clouds, and...
Stran 212 - ... interrogation marks, soothes you with the song of prayer. In truth, I came here to confess how little is our human intellect. I slowly climbed the steps, and passed by many a tatchu temple like Shorei An, Zoroku An — dear is this name of Tortoise Temple — and others which serve as vassals to great Engakuji, and finally reached the priest hall to learn to my no small delight that the opening ceremony of Dai Setshin or "Great Meeting with Spirit" was going to be held that night.
Stran 219 - Buddhist meditation. —"You have to bend your right leg and set it in the crotch of your left, which, too, must be put on your right. Then the back of your right hand must be placed on the left leg, and the back of your left hand within your right palm ; and both of your thumbs must be raised to form a circle. You must not look up nor down; your ears and shoulders must be straight in line, and also your nose and navel. Open your eyes as usual, and breathe in and out slowly. Above all, you must find...
Stran 222 - Drink tea when you are thirsty, eat food in your hunger. Rise with dawn, and sleep when the sun sets. But your trouble will begin when you let desire act freely; you have to soar above all personal desire.
Stran 37 - schoolboy," which I took up with much enthusiasm, served for some time as a delightful break in my American life ; but its monotony soon became unbearable, and I decided to go on foot to Palo Alto, as I thought (as in a Japanese proverb, " The children who live by the temple learn how to read a sutra") I might learn something there. I slipped out of my employer's house one early morning from the window, as I was afraid the lady would not let me go if I asked my wages. When I reached the Stanford...

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