So in the daytime, the villager fishes from the little boat and at night the boy
makes his bed in it, and is rocked to sleep on peaceful waves. He makes a little
money begging—enough to eat tortillas, not enough to build himself a roof or a
Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: Penguin UK
I am Frida but also I am not Frida. I am her paintings and the nature of her love. I am her shadow. I am many women, I answer to many names, any who knows grief. I am all the phases of the moon, I am all her qualities. I am El Duende, I am the light of the psyche, writing from my soul, speaking to the psyche of humanity, the psyche which is shaped like the wings of a butterfly or a moth; fly closer, fly nearer to me. A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is a fictionalised portrait of the intense and prolific life of Frida Kahlo. In beautifully lyrical language, Jay Griffiths explores the artist's childhood polio, her devastating accident and her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, painting a vivid and unique picture of passion, grief and transcendence. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Mexico, A Love Letter from a Stray Moon is partly a poetic depiction of a woman in flight from the hollowness of childlessness, the burning of betrayal and the constraints of physical pain. It is also a celebration of rebellion - from Frida's own politics to the present-day Zapatistas - and a hymn to the revolutionary fire at the heart of art. 'A wonderful book. It's like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself and wore' John Berger 'A rich and extraordinary vision. Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage and the splendour of this vision' Philip Pullman 'An extraordinarily beautiful and sustained prose poem, a call for engagement with the world, and a powerful and astonishing feat of literary and retroactive telepathy. It is a book about possession, in many forms, each of which is sparked by a particular urgency: to comprehend, to celebrate and to endure' Niall Griffiths 'Frida Kahlo's life and work were indivisible, and with a power worthy of her subject Jay Griffiths has found a way of writing Kahlo's broken, prolific life. Through Griffiths we hear the voice of Frida Kahlo herself, as if she were speaking directly to us. I devoured this wonderfully perceptive and sensitive book' Marie Darrieussecq 'A stunning allegory about love, art and revolution. She makes every word, every scene, in this passionate narrative count. It's brilliant work' Barry Lopez 'Vivid as a bloom in the jungle, visionary as a flight over a desert, a love song to life on earth' Joan London 'A love letter to human originality' Melanie Challenger 'I found in Griffiths's writing a crafted freedom that feels made from the mist of dreams and a very real emerging dawn. Imagine being held in the open hand of moonlight and carried through a dream into day. This is what it is like to read A Love Letter from a Stray Moon. It is a book for men to read on women and for women to read on men. I am transported and transformed; I feel lucky to have read it and it leaves me in awe' Lemn Sissay Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time and Wild: An Elemental Journey. She is the winner of the inaugural Orion Book Award and of the Barnes & Noble DiscoverAward for the best new non-fiction writer to be published in the USA. She has also been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and a World Book Day award.
Author: Georgia Carole DouglasPublish On: 2003-01-10
Dawning Donate I await the coming of dawning It holds promise Remembering
your late night letters Comprised of Thursdays, A revealing of Longing. . .knowing
. . .sorrow And desire of release Our yesterdays, so brief and long ago Offer up ...
Author: Georgia Carole Douglas
I began writing this collection soon after publishing Emotions. From memory, I have always been fascinated with the moon and remember using my favorite Uncles World War II binoculars, staring at the moon with wonder and delight. During a conversation with the dear friend from, "In Praise of Southern Girls," she suggested the name, Moon Stages. In truth, our lives change with the seasons but ever so subtly with the more frequent changes of the moon. These poems come from a healed, thankful heart. They pay tribute to friendship, to finding again those from my past, they offer up a thanksgiving for blessings and sing a song to new love. Preview readings from portions of this work have garnered each time the comment, "Cant wait to read this collection!"
At last, thinking his letter might have been lost, he called up Victor on the
telephone. ... The whole scene made sense to me now: the flurry of late-night
packing, the non-stop drive back to Chicago, the two weeks of living in a hotel
and not ...
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Faber & Faber
'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but did not believe there would ever be a future. I wanted to live dangerously, to push myself as far as I could go, and then see what happened when I got there.' So begins the mesmerising narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s, a quester by nature. Moon Palace is his story - a novel that spans three generations, from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, and moves from the canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West. Filled with suspense, unlikely coincidences, wrenching tragedies and marvellous flights of lyricism and erudition, the novel carries the reader effortlessly along with Marco's search - for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his origins and his fate. 'Clever: very. Surprising: always - Auster is a master.' The Times
A moon that is low in the sky will pro- j ect a horizontal lane of light in which you
can distinguish birds at a tolerable ... From ' half -ebb ' to low-water, and from the
latter time to half- flood, or if the banks are uncovered early in the night, both ...
Rab and His Friends , " day - time and show themselves at night ; now they have
After the letters are distributed ... the player has no choice she looked as though
she had kept watch far too late moon or not the pebble could not discover .
Walked in front of the house at Heale ; a most lovely moonlight evening . New moon with the old moon in her arms , and various signs of bad weather . This
evening sketched the old house at Burton ; at night in my old room at the top of
If ever a letter was written in stilted adolescent phrases it was this , in which I
hoped that Kathleen would allow me to be her ' entertainment manager ' the
following Friday evening . It was Sunday when I posted this , and I had thirty
Played Before the Queen's Majesty at Greenwich on Candlemas Day, at Night, by
the Children of Paul's John Lyly George Pierce Baker. of that year . mer . Lyly's
first letter was evidently written just after the closing of the St. Paul's Theatre , and
Wrote to the Learned Dr. Nicholson, Late Archbishop of Cashell . ... from three to
nine at Night it is calm ; at Night the Condensation of the Air raiseth a Breeze ,
and at three in the Morning the Calms return . ... On the first Day of the Moon , it is
50 ' later : but the Heats then increasing , and the Current which the Wind riseth ...
Fickle fingers of death Creep unrestrained Through dismal night Of San
Francisco Bay July 17, 1944 Where the dead sleep Beneath murky piers On
funeral biers No raven screams Too late for tutorials Gone are the 321 Loading
Author: John Koblas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Whether writing about outlaws, penning poetry, or lecturing on historical events, John Koblas never ceases to capture his audience and he has done it again. Letters from the Moon is poignant, emotional, and commendable. This collection is destined to be read over and over again. --Popular Author Lauri Robinson An extremely prolific writer, Jack (John Koblas) is a cornucopia of visions and dreams with a single purpose: to feed the hungry minds of insatiable readers. In a world of copious cares, he tosses our trials and tribulations into the blender so they're easier to digest. I highly recommend this book for avid poetry buffs. --Renowned Poet Roger Brezina
Upon this More , late at night , seeks an audience with the king . What followed ,
as well as the king's letters connected therewith , will appear in Knight's History of
England , pp . 301–308 . While Bacon was cognizant of the fact that there were ...
In spite of Captain Sulivan telling him he was waiting till the bright moon was
obscured , or rose later , to sound the bay closer to the fort , and ... The buoys
dropped at night and fixed by day showed the exact position the boats had been
He knew she'd ignore his injunction at night. So in these first days, Billy ... For
most of their lives together, Billy had slept late, ... Who addressed this letter left off
the last name, and there's no return address, I thought you should see. It's not ...
Author: Jack Walker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Doctor Blood Moon is a love story cum murder mystery cum coming-of-age novel. It centers on a physician striving to reach his full human potential after years in a smothering professional career and a bad marriage. the book is also about the risks and rewards of life in the city of Los Angeles. Johnny Blood, the leading heart surgeon in Southern California, grew up on a dirt-poor Crow Indian reservation in Montana. a basketball scholarship to UCLA was his way out. He attended Harvard Medical School on scholarship and eventually reached the peak of his profession through monk-like dedication. In spite of his success, his failing marriage and the mysterious death of a Nobel laureate patient rattled his self-confidence. As the novel begins, Johnny sets out to reinvent himself as a man, physician, citizen, husband, father, and friend through the agency of people on their own journeys: mainly a beautiful Greek film actress named Michaela and Johnny's nephew, Nicky, an Afghanistan vet whom Johnny rescued twice, first from the Crow reservation and then from the mean streets of Los Angeles.
Letters of love and war Jim Mitchell. afternoon. I can't say I'm extra keen on ... I
suppose I will get that letter from you tomorrow lunch time. By THAT letter I mean
the oneI ... Idon't wonder at night—I justhope. Bye Bye, Bud of Youth, Flower of ...
Author: Jim Mitchell
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The war letters of Arthur Alan Mitchell 1939-45. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Alan Mitchell was a foreman at McPherson's bolt factory in Richmond. Eileen Griffin was a typist at the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. They had just met. He was 23 and she was 19. In 1940, he joined the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, trained at Puckapunyal, fought the French in Syria and the Japanese in Java, and then suffered as a prisoner of the Japanese on the Burma Railroad. Alan survived the war and came home. He and Eileen married and the rest is history. The Moon Seems Upside Down is Alan and Eileen's story. It is a story of love and war told through the letters of Alan to Eileen. The letters are tender and funny, detailed and well-observed. They provide a unique insight into what the Second World War was like for Australian soldiers, and those who waited for them back home.
223 . sets down the Caotic new moon , A . J . p . ... add to this , says he , for I
lunation , 14 days 18 hours 22 minutes , it will give for the full moon October 24th at noon . ... His words ( Phlegon ' s ) are , “ In the 4th year of the 2020 O . lympiad
there was the greatest eclipse of the fun that ever was known : it was night at the
(When at night I go to sleep, fourteen angels watch do keep ....) Another use of ...
Is it not strange that the Arabic alphabet consists of 14 socalled sun letters and 14 moon letters, and also of 14 letters with diacritical marks and 14 without them?
Author: Annemarie Schimmel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why is the number seven lucky--even holy--in almost every culture? Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth? Why do cats have nine lives (except in Iran, where they have seven)? From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives. But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that numbers have been filled with mystery and meaning since the earliest times, and across every society. In The Mystery of Numbers Annemarie Schimmel conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers over the centuries. She begins with an informative and often surprising introduction to the origins of number systems: pre-Roman Europeans, for example, may have had one based on twenty, not ten (as suggested by the English word "score" and the French word for 80, quatrevingt --four times twenty), while the Mayans had a system more sophisticated than our own. Schimmel also reveals how our fascination with numbers has led to a rich cross-fertilization of mathematical knowledge: "Arabic" numerals, for instance, were picked up by Europe from the Arabs, who had earlier adopted them from Indian sources ("Algorithm" and "algebra" are corruptions of the Arabic author and title names of a mathematical text prized in medieval Europe). But the heart of the book is an engrossing guide to the symbolism of numbers. Number symbolism, she shows, has deep roots in Western culture, from the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, to the religious mysticism of the Cabala and the Islamic Brethren of Purity, to Kepler's belief that the laws of planetary motion should be mathematically elegant, to the unlucky thirteen. After exploring the sources of number symbolism, Schimmel examines individual numbers ranging from one to ten thousand, discussing the meanings they have had for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, with examples from Indian, Chinese, and Native American cultures as well. Two, for instance, has widely been seen as a number of contradiction and polarity, a number of discord and antithesis. And six, according to ancient and neo-platonic thinking, is the most perfect number because it is both the sum and the product of its parts (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6). Using examples ranging from the Bible to the Mayans to Shakespeare, she shows how numbers have been considered feminine and masculine, holy and evil, lucky and unlucky. A highly respected scholar of Islamic culture, Annemarie Schimmel draws on her vast knowledge to paint a rich, cross-cultural portrait of the many meanings of numbers. Engaging and accessible, her account uncovers the roots of a phenomenon we all feel every Friday the thirteenth.
There was a television set she rarely watched and a radio and phonograph she
played every day, and at night when she came home, with the volume low both
day and night, for she always felt she could hear her old neighbors, most of them
Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: Open Road Media
From the acclaimed author of ‘A Father’s Story’: A boy looks to the Catholic Church for understanding as his family weathers two failed marriages. Voices from the Moon opens amidst the fallout of Stowe family patriarch Greg’s divorce from his wife, Joan; and shortly after, that of their eldest son, Larry, from his wife, Brenda. On the verge of adolescence, young Richie Stowe grapples to make sense of these events and their consequences, and seeks solace in the church. As the family attempts to mend itself and move forward, its members are forced to reconcile their feelings of betrayal with their enduring love for one another. Masterfully related from the alternating perspectives of its six main characters, Dubus’s richly drawn novella recounts a family’s failure to abide by those laws divined and decreed, and its path to redemption via understanding and forgiveness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
To atmospheric refraction we owe the fact that the sun, moon, &0. must be seen
some time before the body be actually and ... Thus may be said to have
terminated our dreary period of night, after a duration of eighty-fourdeys from the
Author: A. Anonymous
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
These letters, written by an anonymous officer on Parry's 1819-20 Arctic voyage, were published in 1821.
Dave and Grace returned the next day, in the late afternoon. ... She was sending
a letter to a friend. ... He's all alone with his worry and his fears and God knows
what else crosses his mind in the middle of the night when the sweats or a pain in
Author: Paul Dorin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Crickets on the Moon is a story of friendship, family, and the power of determination and cooperation in overcoming obstacles. Sirius has traveled halfway across the galaxy. He's a diplomat-in-training with an unusual deformity, desperately trying to make good on his father's dying wishes. He doesn't know it, but his deformity is also the source of a potent gift he possesses. After two failed missions, time is running short, and it looks like he's going to have to return home in shame and face possible exile. Before he embarked on his journey, his uncle told him to "find the right planet, find the right contact," but he's found neither, until he comes across Earth, hoping he finally got it right. He selects Jonah, a 13 year-old boy who is dying from leukemia, for his mission. Sirius parks on the moon and sends a mysterious orb to Jonah, who must figure out how to use it and also demonstrate, along with four other boys chosen by Sirius, that people on Earth can responsibly use power for peaceful purposes. The boys form a club that meets nightly with the orb, with the directive to ask one question a day, and to choose their questions carefully. It will answer any question they ask. Besides Jonah, there's his hyperactive best friend Ricky, Steven, a socially challenged science geek, Todd, Steven's mortal enemy and a troubled, unhappy boy with dark secrets, and Joe Billy, one-quarter Arapaho who's tried to distance himself from his heritage and the teachings of his grandfather in order to better fit in with his peers. The success of Sirius' mission is constantly challenged by his own emotionality as well as by the boys' struggles in their own lives and with each other. The mission culminates in a perilous adventure in the Rocky Mountains. Sirius must decide whether to risk the boys' lives or to risk never being able to return home. Ultimately, the boys, including Sirius, learn the deeper meanings of friendship and family, and discover a greater purpose to their lives.
The sun continues to rise and set without his rays , and hardly shines at noon ,
even in a cloudless sky . At eleven last night the moon was a dull red , she was
nearly at her highest elevation , and had the colour of heated brick . She would ...