Friday, March 01, 2013

Pleasure Then Our Only Duty

Source: worshipthefeminine

We danced our youth in a dreamed of city, 
Venice, paradise, proud and pretty, 
We lived for love and lust and beauty, 
Pleasure then our only duty. 
Floating them twixt heaven and Earth 
And drank on plenties blessed mirth 
We thought ourselves eternal then, 
Our glory sealed by God’s own pen. 
But paradise, we found is always frail, 
Against man’s fear will always fail. 

Poem by Veronica Franco
Photo by Andrey Razoomovsky

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