Friday, June 13, 2008

Starlike eyes

And now for a little poetry break . . . . . .

Mine eyes that are enamored of things fair
And this my soul that for salvation cries
May never heavenward rise
Unless the sight of beauty lifts them there.
Down from the loftiest star
A splendor falls on earth,
And draws desire afar
To that which gave it birth.
So love and heavenly fire and counsel wise
The noble heart finds most in starlike eyes.

Michelangelo c. 1534


Lemuel said...

That is awesomely beautiful!!

Ur-spo said...

I like a good poem.
Thank you for posting it.