The Olive Tree
If Life is less than one day’s passing sigh
within eternity, and if the year
too soon revolved, may never reappear,
if, helpless, all things here on earth soon die,
what do you dream about, caged soul, and why
this trouble take when darkness hovers near ?
Although your dreams sing on to regions clear,
you seem a soul in pain whose wings can’t fly.
Seek there the Good above, beyond the sky,
there the rest which to each man lends cheer,
there is Love, there pleasure, thither steer,
there, my soul, is heaven found, on high.
There you shall realize that rare rapport
with Beauty which in this world I adore …
Joachim du Bellay (1515-1560)
Shirt: Nyte’N’Day – Plica Olive
Jacket: Leezu Araplain Blouse/olive
Pants: Bliss Rose Embroidered Jeans
Earrings: BC Big Gold Round Earrings
Hair: >TRUTH< Imogen – cocoa
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