Friday, July 10, 2009

"And he in story only rules..."

This is the only banneret
That ever Love created yet:
Who though, by the malignant stars,
Forcèd to live in storms and wars,
Yet dying leaves a perfume here,
And music within every ear:
And he in story only rules,
In a field sable a lover gules.

From "The Unfortunate Lover" by Andrew Marvell. Read the whole poem here.

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