Saturday, 2 April 2011

imago amoris

The picture of Venus above which is written
imago amoris the image of love
on the forehead
procul et prope far and near
on the crown
mors et vita death and life
at the feet
hyems at aestas in midwinter in midsummer
and beneath all
in hac poesi figurantur proprietates amoris

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