Treasure Island

Louise Labe

(1524 - 1566 / France)

Poems of Louise Labe

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

Sonnet VII

All love is seen to fade and pass away.
When soul blends body by most subtle art,
I am the body, you the better part.
But O my well-loved soul, why did you stray ?

Why can't I always swoon with pleasure in
Your arms? My love, my better part, my soul,
O rescue me from drowning, even though
I know so well how badly I have sinned.

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