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Sonnet III

The original can be found here: http://www2.ac-lyon.fr/enseigne/lettres/louise/sonnets/iii.html My version, here: O enduring desires, o vain hopes Sorrowful sighs and habitual tears. You are the fathers of the many rivers Of which my eyes are mother and fountain. O cruelties, o … Continue reading

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Sonnet II

Sonnet II Ô beaux yeux bruns, ô regards détournés, Ô chauds soupirs, ô larmes épandues, Ô noires nuits vainement attendues, Ô jours luisants vainement retournée! Ô tristes plaints, ô désirs obstiné, Ô temps perdu, ô peines dépendues, Ô milles morts … Continue reading

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Sonnet VIII ‘I Live, I Die’

The original French version: Je vis, je meurs; je me brûle et me noie, J’ai chaud extrême en endurant froidure ; La vie m’est trop molle et trop dure ; J’ai grands ennuis entremêlés de joie. Tout à coup je ris et … Continue reading

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