marți, 14 august 2012

Priory of Saint-Cosme, France, Day #2

It was a dark and rainy day in Touraine in that Sunday, and it took us forever to find the last place where Pierre de Ronsard, the poet, lived. We had only a leaflet with wrong coordinates, so we kept running in circles by the gps indications. When Bogdan started to trust his instincts again, he found it in no time. And well he did, because the place was oh so beautiful...


The skies were gray, but the lavender flowers were blue and the poet's roses in full bloom...

















 

ROSES
RONSARD, 1550.

I send you here a wreath of blossoms blown,
And woven flowers at sunset gathered,
Another dawn had seen them ruined, and shed
Loose leaves upon the grass at random strown.
By this, their sure example, be it known,
That all your beauties, now in perfect flower,
Shall fade as these, and wither in an hour,
Flowerlike, and brief of days, as the flower sown.

Ah, time is flying, lady - time is flying;
Nay, 'tis not time that flies but we that go,
Who in short space shall be in churchyard lying,
And of our loving parley none shall know,
Nor any man consider what we were;
Be therefore kind, my love, whiles thou art fair. 

Un comentariu:

modniza spunea...

absolutely beautiful!pupp