Treasure Island

Gaspara Stampa

(1523 - 1554 / Padua)

Poems of Gaspara Stampa

1. By Now So Sick Of Waiting 4/7/2010
2. Every planet above, and every star 4/7/2010
3. I swear to you, Love, by your arrows 4/7/2010
4. O all my labours scattered uselessly 4/7/2010
5. Rime 08 1/1/2004
6. Rime 104 1/1/2004
7. Rime 111 4/4/2012
8. Rime 161 4/4/2012
9. Rime 208 1/1/2004
10. Rime 28 1/1/2004
11. Rime 34 4/4/2012
12. Rime 43 1/1/2004
13. Sonetto I 4/4/2012
14. Sonetto II 4/4/2012

Rime 08

If I, who am an abject, low-born woman,
Can bear within me such lofty fire,
Why should I not possess at least a little
Poetic power to tell it to the world?
If Love, with such a new unheard-of flint
Lifted me up where I could never climb,
Why cannot I, in an unusual way,
Make pain and pen be equal in myself?
If Love cannot do this by force of nature,

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