Coloured with 'The morning rainbows of an opal sky', seen through the 'silver veils' of a 'Mysterious moon behind a mask of gold' ('Statues'), draped in 'veils of dusk diaphanous', tinged by a sky 'stained with scarlet fire' ('Antinous'), and tinted by a 'mauve-silver twilight' ('The White Statue'), (47) Custance's statues either burn at sunrise with the 'hard gemlike
flame' of Paterian aestheticism, or give the illusion of transparency, 'veined' by the delicate hues of twilight.
pebbles, that flashed Within the shifting sands.
Under the gemlike
post-storm sky--its startling light outlining every object on earth and every aspect of nature as if with a yellow Hi-Liter-the river's rocky shore evidenced what Helga had spit up: all manner of wood and Styrofoam, plastic bottles and polypropylene bags, pieces of glass too early in their lives to be sea glass, and condoms, lots of condoms, presumably used.
But mostly, it is like itself: one of Marshall's gemlike
When you couple its gemlike
qualities with its translucence and the depth of color and iridescence you can add, glass becomes a great complement to other materials in the bathroom environment like wood, stone, and, of course, metal fixtures.
Theft is aligned with singular objects--the Moonstone itself and perhaps even the gemlike
maxims that Betteredge plucks from what is, after all, not just a novel, the linear narrative of a life, but Robinson Crusoe, a foundational text for the genre.
Viola hederacea is a perennial ground cover with delicate leaves and gemlike
purple and white flowers.
Love cannot burn with a steady gemlike
flame; the heart and the self are tempered, hardened like steel by heating and immersion in a process that parallels the volcanic eruption, cooling, and solidifying suggested by the title.
In this phrase we can hear echoes of a similar theme first voiced in the "Preliminary Meditation": "in one huge painful bonfire we ought to burn the inert traditional mask, the Spain that has been and then, among the well-sifted ashes, we shall find the iridescent gemlike
Spain that could have been" (MQ, 106).
It's possible to send hard gemlike
flames into cyberspace, but you're a fuddy-duddy if you do.
During another visit a month earlier, he had gazed into "the gemlike
changeable greenish reflections from the eyes of the grizzley bear--So glassy that you never saw the surface of the eye," and concluded it "unavoidable [that] the idea of transmigration [is] not merely a fancy of the poets--but an instinct of the race.
work in the collection is Regis's song-motet Ave Maria (no.