BH. John Gould Fletcher

    ‘Better to be in one’s own rowboat than in someone else’s galley.’ Title page and front flyleaf, inscribed by Fletcher to Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), Montana-born graphic artist who after 1914 worked in London.  

10. Buddhism and Christianity. In Parables. London: Paul, 1925.

Includes an indirect reference to monks in zazen, the ‘silent seated figures wrapt in the death trance of meditation’; the speaker says of himself that he goes a ‘way . . . neither Christian nor Buddhistic’, but the poem looks favourably on ‘the immeasurable endurance of Buddhism’.






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