Louise Labe

(1524 - 1566 / France)

Louise Labe Poems

1. Long-Felt Desires 4/6/2010
2. While Yet These Tears 4/6/2010
3. I Flee The City, Temples, And Each Place 4/6/2010
4. Sonnet XIV 11/8/2012
5. Sonnet XXIII 11/8/2012
6. Sonnet VIII 11/8/2012
7. Sonnet XVIII 11/8/2012
8. Sonnet I 11/8/2012
9. Sonnet VII 11/8/2012
10. Sonnet XI 11/8/2012
11. Sonnet XXIV 11/8/2012
12. Sonnet III 11/8/2012

Sonnet I

What if the hero of the Odyssey
Had been like you, a man that's fair of face ?
Would he have had that easy-mannered grace,
Yet be the cause of so much agony ?

At any rate, your roving ways are sure
To make me count the weeks we've been apart,
And open gaping wounds within my heart,
This ailing heart which you alone can cure.

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