these are the timesdirty beloved


In 1915 he dropped the circumflex from his surname.
Maria José, a nineteen-year-old hunchback consumptive who wrote a desperate, unmailed love letter to a handsome metalworker who passed under her window on his way to work each day; and so on.
His articles in praise of the saudosismo (nostalgia) movement provoked polemics because of their extravagant language.
The poetical technique for which Pessoa has become especially noted is the use of heteronyms, or alternative literary personae, resembling the verse personae of Ezra Pound. or Søren Kierkegaard's "characters" who actually "authored" some of his books. Pessoa's own name means both person and persona.
This clockwork train called the heart
Richard Zenith's translation of the "Tudo quanto" passage is but one of what Pessoa apparently would call its "possible meanings" — or, perhaps, its "multiple" or "myriad" meanings.
Fernando Pessoa aos vinte anos de idade.
rental of Pessoa's vacation home -- follow the links from Algarve to Faro to Tavira


Lingering in Happiness

...a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole's tunnel...

Mary Oliver
Poetry Daily Mar.23.04

Iris Flowers at Horikiri

Monthly changes of Japanese street-scenes; Calendar 1904
Japanese Illustrated books from the Robert O. Muller collection
Hotei Japanese Prints

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The Holy Kinship detail/larger detail
Geertgen tot Sint Jan
Geertgen is presumed to have been born in Leiden and he died in Haarlem. His teacher was probably Albert van Ouwater. Geertgen owes his name to the fact that between 1480 and 1495 he was attached to the monastery of St John's Brethren in Haarlem. He did not belong to the order but worked for the monks, painting a large altarpiece for their church. According to the biographer Karel van Mander Geertgen died at the age of 28 and was buried at St John's monastery. There are twelve works which are known to be from his hand. The high quality of these works has led him to be considered the founder of Northern Netherlandish art.


Corner of Perkins and Pearl Streets
after The Great Boston Fire November 9, 1872
Albumen print
James Wallace Black 1872
Equisetum sylvaticum
Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon, 1853
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the Getty


Manjiro, a 14-year-old from the village of Nakanohama, became, in 1841, the first Japanese ever known to visit the United States.

A Chinese artist has carved the entire classic novel, "A Dream of Red Mansions", onto 280 stones.

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