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Poetry: The Chinese Pen, Nostalgic Thoughts of Home

“In the transient clouds of early morning, I see only images of my native home; The warm south wind of late April also brings, Remembered fragrance of once familiar flowers … ”
Chinese poet and author, Hsu Yu wrote “Nostalgic Thoughts of Home” while living in Paris in 1937. Continue reading


Poetry: Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore

Poetry: Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore

One of my favorite poetry books is Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore with decorations by Boris Artzybasheff published in 1928. On the opening page is the signature of BaiDzar Shalian, an old family friend who shared her library of treasures.

Tagore is a Bengali poet and winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize of Literature. His poems are magical. Here are a few favorites:

“Your smile, my love, like the smell of a

strange flower,

is simple and inexplicable.”

Fireflies by Tagore Continue reading