Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Lusiad (extract) - Luís Vas de Camões

Nam'd from her woods, with fragrant bowers adorn'd,
From fair Madeira's purple coast we turn'd:
Cyprus and Paphos' vales the smiling loves
Might leave with joy for fair Madeira's groves;
A shore so flow'ry, and so sweet an air,
Venus might build her dearest temple there.

Luís Vas de Camões (1524 - 1580) Portugal
Translated by William Julius Mickle
Source: The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Lusiad, by Luís de Camões

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