Fireflies is a collection of 253 brief poems by the famed Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, recipient of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. Originating in China and Japan, and often written on fans and bits of silk, they are here wonderfully illustrated in black and white by Alberta Hutchinson.Fireflies is a collection of 253 brief poems by the famed Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, recipient of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. Originating in China and Japan, and often written on fans and bits of silk, they are here wonderfully illustrated in black and white by Alberta Hutchinson.Read Less
Artzybasheff, Boris. VERY GOOD PLUS in Good Plus Dustjacket. TWENTY-EIGHTH PRINTING. SHARP CORNERS. Dustjacket good plus. Moderate shelfwear to jacket. Two small closed tear to jacket top edge near folds. Gilt lettering debossed to spine of black, cloth-covered boards. Decorative illustrations to each page. Clean, bright, tight. 272 pp. "These exquisite little poems of only two or three lines are of the family of those that in the Orient are written on fans or bits of gay silk. They are gems of thought and of phrasing which often show Tagore at his best, ." (front flap).
I was introduced to this book by someone I didn't know. She gave it to a family member for Christmas. From the time I opened it, I was transformed. The value of this book is in the intimate surprise of the ordinary. The lyrical language describes common encounter with mystical joy. To say I love this book in inaccurate. I love the way this book elevates my perception of my experiences on this planet.
Aug 14, 2008
Contemplating Life's Simple Pleasures
This book is one of those I will read forever...every mood one has gives each line new meaning...many time I have used some of the saying to reflect my thoughts towards a death of a loved one, the joy of people starting a life together, etc. This book and its words are priceless
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