Franco Sacchetti

(c. 1335 – c. 1400 / Florence)

Franco Sacchetti Poems

1. Caccia 3/29/2012
2. Ballata 3/29/2012
3. On A Wet Day 1/1/2004

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Ballata

'O LITTLE shepherdesses fresh and fair,
Say whither do you come so soft and rare?
Say, whither lies the land where you were born,
Where sweeter fruits than any do betide?
With radiant smiles your faces you adorn,
Yet neither gold nor silver is your pride,
I trow Love fashioned you with him to bide,
Angels you seem yet tattered raiment wear! '
'We live upon a hill beside some trees;
Humble our cot, we sleep in tiny bed
Both one and all together at our ease
When homewards we our gentle flocks have led
At eventide; by nature we are fed
Day ...

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