A Quote by Luis Vaz de Camões [Camoëns] on heaven


A thousand trees are seen towards heaven rising, With beautiful and sweetly-scented apples; The orange, wearing on its lovely fruit The colour Daphne carried in her hair; Bent low, nay almost fallen to the ground, The citron, heavy with its yellow load; And, last, the graceful lemon with its fruit Of pleasant smell and shaped like virgins' breasts.

Luis Vaz de Camoes (1524? - 1580)

Source: The Lusiads, 1572

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