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First Line: The power of a beautiful face lifts me to heaven
Last Line: The eternal joy which smiles in heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Michel Angelo
Subject(s): Love


The power of a beautiful face lifts me to heaven
Since else in earth is none that delights me
And I mount living among the elect souls,
A grace which seldom falls to a mortal.

So well with its Maker the work consents,
That I rise to him through divine conceptions
And here I shape all thoughts & words,
Burning, loving, through this gentle form:

Whence, if ever from two beautiful eyes
I know not how to turn my look, I know in them
The light which shows me the way which guides me to God.

And if, kindled at their light, I burn,
In my noble flame sweetly shines
The eternal joy which smiles in heaven.




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