I saw my lady weepe
aus der Serie: [ Kunst|Lied ] – Go Crystall teares – Lieder von John Dowland (2014)
Fotografie, 25 cm x 25 cm, Künstler–Fineart–Pigmentdruck,
limitierte Auflage 9+2 Exemplare, geprägt, nummeriert, signiert;
John Dowland (1563–1626)
I saw my lady weep
I saw my lady weep,
And Sorrow proud to be advanced so,
In those fair eyes where all perfections keep,
Her face was full of woe;
But such a woe (believe me) as wins more hearts,
Than Mirth can do with her enticing parts.
Sorrow was there made fair,
And Passion wise, tears a delightful thing,
Silence beyond all speech a wisdom rare,
She made her sighs to sing,
And all things with so sweet a sadness move,
As made my heart at once both grieve and love.
O fairer than aught else,
The world can show, leave off in time to grieve,
Enough, enough, your joyful looks excels,
Tears kills the heart.
O strive not to be excellent in woe,
Which only breeds your beauty‘s overthrow.