FIREFLIES, or brief poems, originated in China and Japan and were often written on pieces of silk. Tagore visited Japan and translated haiku into ...Show synopsisFIREFLIES, or brief poems, originated in China and Japan and were often written on pieces of silk. Tagore visited Japan and translated haiku into Bengali. FIREFLIES is a collection of proverbs, aphorisms and maxims. Each firefly, rarely more than a sentence long, represents a luminous thought on love, life, beauty or God. Each page of this book contains a decorative design by Boris Artzybasheff with the short two to three line maxim of Tagores beneath.Hide synopsis
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