Francesco Petrarch

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Francesco Petrarch Poems

1. If No Love Is, O God, What Fele I So? (Sonnet 102) 3/14/2015
2. From 'Visions' 12/17/2014
3. Petrarch 1/20/2003
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Petrarch

I


Diana was never more pleasing to her lover,
when, by a stroke of fate, he saw her naked,
shown in the deep pool of icy water,
than I was by the mountain shepherdess,
standing there to wash her delightful veil,
that keeps blonde, lovely hair from the wind’s stress,
so that, now heaven’s fires overspill,
she made me tremble with an amorous chill.



II


Now that the wind and earth and sky are silent,
and the wild birds and creatures curbed by sleep,
without a wave the sea rests in the deep,
Night’s chariot moving to its ...

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