A Virgin A Day 11: Madonna of the Meadow (Madonna del Prato)

Giovanni Bellini
ca. 1426, Venice, Italy - ca. 1516, Venice, Italy
School: Italian

She Is Near to My Heart

She is near to my heart as the meadow-flower to the earth; she is
sweet to me as sleep is to tired limbs. My love for her is my life
flowing in its fullness, like a river in autumn flood, running with
serene abandonment. My songs are one with my love, like the murmur
of a stream, that sings with all its waves and current.
Rabindranath Tagore
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