Author: Michael (---.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-09-06 09:56
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I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot
How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.
Vincent Van Gogh
Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn,
When beauty lived and died as flowers do now,
Before these bastard signs of fair were born,
Or durst inhabit on a living brow;
Before the golden tresses of the dead,
The right of sepulchres, were shorn away,
To live a second life on second head;
Ere beauty\'s dead fleece made another gay:
In him those holy antique hours are seen,
Without all ornament, itself and true,
Making no summer of another\'s green,
Robbing no old to dress his beauty new;
And him as for a map doth Nature store,
To show false Art what beauty was of yore.
When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind. -John Dryden, 1700