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Death, Always Cruel by Dante

Mother who brought forth grief, Merciless judgment and without appeal! Since thou alone hast made my heart to feel This sadness and unweal, My tongue upbraideth thee without relief. And now (for I must rid thy name of ruth) Behoves … Continue reading

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“Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me” by Dante Alighieri

on the 9th of June 1290 Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me, Saying, ‘I’ve come to stay with thee a while’; And I perceived that she had ushered Bile And Pain into my house for company. Wherefore I … Continue reading

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Autumn Song by Dante Alighieri

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf How the heart feels a languid grief Laid on it for a covering, And how sleep seems a goodly thing In Autumn at the fall of the leaf? And how the … Continue reading

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