Caravaggio, Cupid as Victor (detail), ca. 1601
|—||Friedrich Nietzsche (via corophagia)|
Pieter Coecke. Detail from Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 16th Century.
Let us go early to the vineyards
to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom—
there I will give you my love.
The mandrakes send out their fragrance,
and at our door is every delicacy,
both new and old,
that I have stored up for you, my beloved.
|—||Old Testament, Song of Songs 7:12-13|