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Jacopo Caraglio (16th century), Apollo and Hyakinthus (after 1527). Engraving.
Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Postcard, c. 1910