Cedrina: CEDRINA

(Lippia or Aloysia or Erba Luigia, of the Princess)
See this cedrina sheet
which is a symbol of tears, of pain?
I caught it fresh, fresh this morning
and has already lost its scent and color;
but do you know why? Because the poor thing,
sad companion, he placed me on the core.
He put it on my core, and it faded!
O poor parched leaf,
who ever, who gave it to you
that on my core you came to die!
You came to die above my heart,
that to live is tired ... and yet does not die.
Marianna Giarrì-Billi