The Love of Tristan and Isolde **
An Arthurian Romance

So through the eyes love attains the heart:
For the eyes are scouts of the heart,
And the eyes go reconnoitering
For what it would please the heart to possess.
And when they are in full accord
And firm, all three, in the one resolve,
At that time, perfect love is born
From what the eyes have made welcome to the heart.
For as all true lovers
Know, love is perfect kindness,
Which is born - there is no doubt - from the heart and the eyes.
                      -Guiraut DE Borneilh {ca. 1138 - 1200?}
                      From Joseph Campbell's 'The Power of Myth'


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