Joachim du Bellay

(1525 - 1 January 1560 / Château of La Turmelière, Lire)

Joachim du Bellay Poems

201. Vision (Original French) 1/1/2004
202. 79 1/20/2003
203. A Sonnet To Heavenly Beauty 1/1/2004

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A Sonnet To Heavenly Beauty

If this our little life is but a day
In the Eternal, - if the years in vain
Toil after hours that never come again, -
If everything that hath been must decay,
Why dreamest thou of joys that pass away,
My soul, that my sad body doth restrain?
Why of the moment’s pleasure art thou fain?
Nay, thou hast wings, - nay, seek another stay.

There is the joy whereto each soul aspires,
And there the rest that all the world desires,
And there is love, and peace, and gracious mirth;
And there in the most highest heavens shalt thou
Behold the Very Beauty, ...

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Hymm To The Winds

To you, troop so fleet,
That with winged wandering feet,
Through the wide world pass,
And with soft murmuring
Toss the green shades of spring
In woods and grass,
Lily and violet
I give, and blossoms wet,
Roses and dew;

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