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Louise Labé

  • The next greatest pleasure to love is to talk of love.

    • Louise Labé,
    • 1550, in Jehanne d'Orliac, The Moon Mistress ()
  • So each will have two lives, a doubled state; / Each in himself will live, and in his mate.

    • Louise Labé,
    • "Sonnet XVIII" (c. 1545), in Joanna Bankier and Deirdre Lashgari, eds., Women Poets of the World ()
  • A woman's heart always has a burned mark.

    • Louise Labé
  • Kiss me again, again, kiss me again! / Give me one of the luscious ones you have, / Give me one of the loving ones I crave: / four hotter than burning coals I shall return.

    • Louise Labé

Louise Labé, French poet

(1525 - 1566)

Also known La Belle Cordière.