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The Book of Jade: A New Critical EditionUser Review - Abolafia Michael J - Publishers Weekly
This volume of decadent poetry from Barnitz (1878–1901), first published in 1901, is renowned among horror readers for the \"ornate morbidity\" of its contents. Schultz and Abolafia have put together ... Read full review
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afar anguish AUTUMN beauty behold beloved beneath body bore breath buried cease cold Corpse crown dark dead dead corpse Death deep delight desire divine doth dream earth endless eternal evermore eyes face fades fain fair fall flesh floor forever FRAGMENTS garden gladness glory gold golden gone grave grief hair hath head hear heart heaven Holy Pestilence hour kisses land leave lies life's light lilies lips loathed moon mortal mournful night o'er once ordure pale pass past peace poppies praise roses rotten round sadness shadows shine sing skies sleep slowly slumber soft SONG SONNET sorrow soul sound spirit stars strange Surely sweet thee thine things Thou art thy face tired tomb unto vanity vision weary wine worms
Page 43 - ... Infinite. Color is king here. Take the grandest, sublimest thing the world has ever seen, fashion it as if the master minds from the "beginning" had wrought here, paint it as only the masters of old could paint, and you have El Canon Grande del Colorado. TO THE MONA LISA OF DA VINCI. BY PARK BARNITZ. Anguish and Mourning are as gold to her; She weareth Pain upon her as a gem, And on her head Grief like a diadem; And as with frankincense and tropic myrrh, Her face is fragrant made with utter Woe;...
Page 13 - And long ago i prov"d in great compassion For man, that Brahm is not nor ever was; But now, alas, alas PRELUDE I would he were, that in the olden fashion I might laugh once again ere all is said; But Brahm is dead. Then with philosophy I bor'd me duly; And since I could not slumber all the time, I, in sweet golden rhyme, On white papyrus scented with patchouli Wrote masterpieces starry-beautiful.