BL. W. B. Yeats

53. To D. T. Suzuki, 1928. In Ishibashi (131), 1966.


Yeats’s familiar tone suggests that the correspondence had been under way for some time, though Ishibashi notes that this is the only surviving letter from Yeats to Suzuki. Yeats thanks Suzuki for an issue of the Eastern Buddhist, which he ‘greatly appreciate[s]’ (though see 228), and notes that ‘the little poems you have translated in Zen Buddhism [Essays in Zen Buddhism (see D28)] are constantly upon my lips’. These ‘little poems’ appear in the second edition of A Vision (see 38a), Yeats’s introduction to Aphorisms of Yoga (42), and Pages from a Diary (see 46b).







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