“Con un lirio en la mano / with a lily in your hand”

(image credits to astropixie on blogger) Con un lirio en la mano te dejo. ¡Amor de mi noche! Y viudita de mi astro te encuentro. ¡Domador de sombrías mariposas! Sigo por mi camino. Al cabo de mil años me verás. ¡Amor de mi noche! Por la vereda azul, domador de sombrías estrellas seguiré mi camino….

“lines / written in early spring”

(image credits to Seeing Fresh) I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined, In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man…

“invictus”

(image credits to The Traveling Philosopher) Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbow’d….

sonnet 130

(image credits to Haley Ferretti on Blogger) My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask’d, red and white, But no such…

“I do not love you.”

(image credits to Ryann Reyes on Tumblr) I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never…