Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Monday, December 27, 2004

Book written by my love

O splendor of radiant beauty, ornament of all grace, famed for your gloriuos looks, receive this small gift, which you have industrously fashioned with golden arrows in this loving heart, and painted and signed with your own angelic image; it belongs to you as its only patron. I commit this gift to your wise and intelligent judgment, abandoning the original style and having transleated it into the present one at your behest.

-- dedication of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphilia from Poliphilia to Polia, transl. Godwin


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