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Author QuotedLawrence Binyon
Title QuotedFlight of the Dragon
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/09/02
ImprintLondon : [s.n.]. 1911
QuotationBeautiful lines of the Japanese poetess Komachi, quoted by L[awrence] Binyon in The Flight of the Dragon [London, 1911]. "It is because we are in Paradise that all things in this world wrong us; when we go out from Paradise nothing hurts for nothing matters."
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 242
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