"A book of verses, underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread -- and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness --
Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!"

-- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, as translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Spine Poetry: Femme Fatale

The Duke of Deception, the Knight, the Lady, and the Priest:
parallel lives, the archetype of pilgrimage -- a Byzantine journey.
Women, fire, and dangerous things -- the Silk Roads, secrets
of the flesh...
the unknown shore, the far side of the world.

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