Emblema Æonis Veneris
Her thorny bones blossom with snow white mayflower, and are coiled with clinging briars bearing pale pink wild roses. Her flesh is foaming, creamy meadowsweet, freckled with purple stars of cranesbill, and buttercups, and violets, and tiny jewels of sky blue periwinkle. Her eyes are a pair of daisies, and her lips are plump pink clover, and cherry blossom blushes in her cheeks. Her hair is trailing woodbine, the colour of milk and honey, all braided with cerise fuchsia, and crowned with a garland of pure white myrtle, like a circlet of exploding stars. Her heart is a magical rose, that can only be glimpsed in dreams – it has petals of all of the colours of sight, and nectar like dreams of the bees, and perfume like heady wine. She is thorny in tooth and claw.   She dances through a valley brimming with blossoming orchards, where the breezes are fragrant with apples, musk and roses – pink and white petals rain down on her like confetti, and forget-me-nots spring up wherever she treads. An emerald-domed palace crowns the valley’s cleft horizon, sailing on the sea of blossom. Its gates are of gleaming copper, and it is ringed by seven malachite minarets. The valley’s sides are patched with pale gold primroses, and its floor is thickly carpeted with fallen blossom and bluebells. Beehives overflow with intoxicating honey, and fountains overflow with rosewater and swans, and dovecotes overflow with cooing doves. A peacock fans his tail, and a nightingale pours his heart out in song.  She carries a crimson apple in her left hand, and her right hand reaches up into the rosy sky, where the morning star blossoms, just out of reach.
Æonum (8) Emblematum (7) Iuppiter (1) Luna (1) Mars (1) Mercurius (1) Saturnus (1) Sigillorum (1) Sol (1) Tabulæ (1) Venus (1)
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