Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ( English: Joan Agnes of the Cross)

Today is the anniversary of the birthday (12/12/1651) of scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as “The Tenth Muse.”

she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age.

Today’s photo is taken base on one of her poems:

Celia looked a rose that was happy in the meadow with makeup of Carmine and empty pomp and Scarlet bathing gladly the delicate face;

and he said: enjoys, without fear of the fate, the short course of your healthy age, because death of tomorrow take that have enjoyed today may not.

And although comes quick death and your fragrant life moves you, don’t feel dying as beautiful and young: look what experience advises you that is fortune die being beautiful and not see the outrage of being old.



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