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4. Elegie
Louise Labé (1545)

from Elegie #2

Par toy, ami, tant vesqui enflammee,
Qu’en languissant par feu suis consumee,
Qui couve encor sous ma cendre embrazee
Si ne le rens de tes pleurs apaizee.

My love, I burned for you until desire consumed my body. 
Then the flames grew higher. 
I’m still burning under the ashes of this pyre.
Only your tears can ever quench the fire.