Louise Labe

(1524 - 1566 / France)

Louise Labe Poems

1. While Yet These Tears 4/6/2010
2. Long-Felt Desires 4/6/2010
3. I Flee The City, Temples, And Each Place 4/6/2010
4. Sonnet Xiv 11/8/2012
5. Sonnet Viii 11/8/2012
6. Sonnet Xviii 11/8/2012
7. Sonnet I 11/8/2012
8. Sonnet Xxiii 11/8/2012
9. Sonnet Xi 11/8/2012
10. Sonnet Vii 11/8/2012
11. Sonnet Xxiv 11/8/2012
12. Sonnet Iii 11/8/2012
Best Poem of Louise Labe

While Yet These Tears

While yet these tears have power to flow
For hours for ever past away;
While yet these swelling sighs allow
My faltering voice to breathe a lay;
While yet my hand can touch the chords,
My tender lute, to wake thy tone;
While yet my mind no thought affords,
But one remembered dream alone,
I ask not death, whate'er my state:
But when my eyes can weep no more,
My voice is lost, my hand untrue.
And when my spirit's fire is o'er,
Nor can express the love it knew,
Come, Death, and cast thy shadows o'er my fate!

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