Francesco Petrarch

(1304-1374 / Arezzo, Italy)

Francesco Petrarch Quotes

Clear, sweet fresh water

‘Chiare, fresche et dolci acque,'

Clear, sweet fresh water
where she, the only one who seemed
woman to me, rested her beautiful limbs:
gentle branch where it pleased her
(with sighs, I remember it)
to make a pillar for her lovely flank:
grass and flowers which her dress

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