The Book of Jade

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Doxey's, 1901 - American poetry - 131 pages

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User 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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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.
Page 1 - Copyright Doxey's 1901 This edition is limited to six hundred copies, of which this is No.

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