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Luis Vaz de Camoes 1524 - 1580
Luis Vaz de Camoes 1524 – 1580
More ‘borrowed’ lines from the final poem in the YellowFlower series. This is the poem in full.

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My Errors My Loves My Unlucky Star

by Luis Vaz de Camoes

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My errors, my loves my unlucky star
these three things have been my curse.
My luck and my errors were bad enough,
but love was the worst.
I have survived. But the pain
has bitten so deep in the bone
the rage and grief will not let go-
too hurt to want contentment now.
The blunders scattered through my life
are like a broken rosary.
I gave myself to fortune; fortune broke me.
Of love there is hardly a ghost left.
O who what angel of power can asuage
my terrible demon of revenge
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Luis Vaz de Camoes was a Portuguese writer, poet and traveller. His mastery of verse has been compared to Shakespeare, Virgil and Dante

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