Daily Archives: August 20, 2006

The Pearl Diver

Kanzo Makame, the diver, sturdy and small Japanee, Seeker of pearls and of pearl-shell down in the depths of the sea, Trudged o’er the bed of the ocean, searching industriously. Over the pearl-grounds, the lugger drifted — a little white … Continue reading

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The Face of the Deep

If thou canst dive, bring up pearls. If thou canst not dive, collect amber. Christina Rossetti, The Face of the Deep: A Devotional Commentary on the Apocalypse (1892). From the Prefatory Note to Christina Rossetti’s commentary on the Book of … Continue reading

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