Les Merveilleuses: “Know ye the land where cypress and myrtleAre emblems of deeds that...

lapetitemandarine:

Know ye the land where cypress and myrtle
Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime,
Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle,
Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime?
Know ye the land of the cedar and vine,
Where the flowers ever blossom, the beams ever shine;
Where the…

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Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James (via amandaprynne)