Friday, June 30, 2017

hot and cold

i live, i die, i burn, i freeze
i'm hot while i endure the cold
life's too much hardness, too much ease
my joy and worries interfold

at once i laugh and i'm in tears
in pain in pleasure i've long been
my good goes off and lasts for years
at once i dry up and i'm green

so jerkily love leads me on
and when i think i'll have more stress
i find myself without a trace

then when i feel my pain is gone
and at the peak of happiness
it's back to my unhappy place

Louise LabĂ© (1526–1565)

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