Just Nathan

A musical offering, in parts
June 06, 2006
The tube line of beauty

As seen on the Jubilee Line from Oxford Circus to Canning Town:

La forza d'un bel viso a che mi sprona?

Beauty is impelled to find a face
To dwell in: there delight is such that I
Seek nothing more, I would scour the sky
To share with the elect this living grace.
The works of their Creator bear his sign,
So if my soul burns fiercely with love
Of all fair shapes, then judgement from above
Must hold me guiltless: beauty is divine.

Michelangelo (1475-1564) translated by Peter Porter

Posted by nathan at June 6, 2006 04:57 PM

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