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Beauty is Something That Burns the Hand When You Touch It.

Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima. May you have a special day as well. I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “Beauty is something that burns the hand when you touch it.” […]

Trevor Blake: The Past Does Not Only Draw Us Back to the Past

Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima.  May you have a special day as well.  I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “The past does not only draw us back to the past. […]

Trevor Blake: When Someone Seeks to Tell the Truth

Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima.  May you have a special day as well.  I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “When someone seeks to tell the truth, words always falter in […]

Trevor Blake: The Foolish Idea

Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima.  May you have a special day as well.  I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for […]

Trevor Blake: Poetry with a Splash of Blood

Today (25 November) was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima.  And it happens that today is also the US holiday of Thanksgiving. No higher honour could have come to me than to have been permitted to partake of his stewed chicken.  Every morning, with profound gratitude in my heart, I ate the […]