Rose Poétique: The Enduring Lyricism of Mon Amie La Rose

  Sweetheart, let’s see if the rose That this morning had opened Her crimson dress to the Sun, This evening hasn’t lost The folds of her crimson dress, And her complexion similar to yours. -“Ode à Cassandre” by Pierre de Ronsard (translation)   This 16th century poem, which glorifies court seduction via the standard image of a girl and a rose, takes on darker, deeper nuances thank...
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