Jacques Tahureau

(1527 - 1555 / Mans)

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Jacques Tahureau, was born in Mans in 1527, and died in Paris in 1555 at the age of 28. He was a French Renaissance Poet.

Biography

Jacques Tahureau was born in Mans, France in 1527. He was a good scholar and studied the Latin and Greek languages at the University of Angers. Following this he took part in the wars of Henri II against the Emperor Charles Quint.

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Shadows Of His Lady

Within the sand of what far river lies
The gold that gleams in tresses of my Love?
What highest circle of the Heavens above
Is jewelled with such stars as are her eyes?
And where is the rich sea whose coral vies
With her red lips, that cannot kiss enough?
What dawn-lit garden knew the rose, whereof
The fled soul lives in her cheeks’ rosy guise?

What Parian marble that is loveliest,
Can match the whiteness of her brow and breast?
When drew she breath from the Sabaean glade?
Oh happy rock and river, sky and sea,
Gardens, and glades Sabaean, all...

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