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Here is a typical example of #Opitz' poetry (and of Baroque #poetry in general), written in the midst of the #ThirtyYearsWar.The poem's topic is #tedium caused by overstudy (which appears in #Goethe's Faust, too), combined with all the three main #Baroque 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘪:
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1. 𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘴,
2. 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘮,
3. 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪.

The poem:

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Ode

Ich empfinde fast ein Grawen
Daß ich / Plato / für vnd für
Bin gesessen über dir;
Es ist Zeit hinauß zu schawen /

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Vnd sich bey den frischen Quellen
In dem grünen zu ergehn /
Wo die schönen Blumen stehn /
Vnd die Fischer Netze stellen.

Worzu dienet das studieren
Als zu lauter Vngemach?
Vnter dessen laufft die Bach
Vnsers Lebens das wir führen /
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#Venus has strong associations with bubbles, because they bring joy, pleasure, and excitement, and are frequently used to mark happy occasions.
They are a literal representation of #effervescence, which is a #Venusian feature, and are often paired with #sugar (ruled by Venus), as in #soda, or used in #alcoholic beverages, which reduce social inhibitions and can stir the libidinal instincts.
For those reasons, #Venus is associated with #champagne, mineral water, and #bubbly drinks of all variety. They, along with #greentea, make great Venus #offerings.
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