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Then tranquillized a little was the fear That in the deep lake of my heart 3 had lain
20 All that long night of anguish and despair. And like as one forth from the sea's
domain Escaped unto the shore with labouring breath Turns back and gazes at ...
So did my spirit, that still sank beneath 25 Its anguish, backward turn to view the
place Wherein none else entering had 'scaped from death. I stay'd a while to rest
my weariness; Then, moving gradual o'er a gentle rise,4 My way I took thro' that ...
And he return'd ; ' The anguish of the souls That are down here pourtrays upon
my face 20 That sympathy, which thou mistak'st for fear. Hasten we on, for the
long way doth press.' 'Twas thus he enter'd, thus he made me enter The foremost
Thereon the notes of woe began to sound 25 Nearer and yet more near, till we
alight There where loud anguish smites upon the ear. I found me in a place void
of all light, That moaneth as the troubled ocean moaneth, When roused in conflict
Love, that in gentle heart soon glows, o'ercame 100 Him for that beauty which
was reft from me So foully that the anguish yet remains. Love, that to none
beloved remitteth lovers Return, seized me for his enchanting self So strongly
that it still ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - hopeevey - LibraryThing
This is my first exposure to Dante's writing. I was looking for poetry by a different author when I came across this translation. When I saw the narrator, I decided it was time to read/hear some Dante ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - antao - LibraryThing
What I love about Dante is how he doesn't invoke the Muses, unlike Homer, or Virgil, and that he goes straight to the heart of the matter, and straight in to the poem, i.e. "In the midway of this our ... Ler crítica na íntegra