Petit Trianon Temple of Love

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Photograph by Gale A. Molinari Rights reserved.

This photograph of the Temple of Love at Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon has always to me invoked sad love. I can picture Marie Antoinette finally free of the pain she has suffered but still waiting for her love. Did she wait for Count Fersen as the legend says? Does she still?

Here I wait for you
My forever love
Gone from this world
I wait.

The veil is always there
between you and I
My Love
Never lifting.

The world fades
but still I wait
and will

Duty has called
it is done
I am free
but not free

As long as you are
beyond my reach
beyond my touch
beyond my love.