Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti Poems

Celestial Love

NO mortal thing enthralled these longing eyes
When perfect peace in thy fair face I found;
But far within, where all is holy ground,

I Feel As Lit By Fire

I feel as lit by fire a cold countenance
That burns me from afar and keeps itself ice-chill;
A strength I feel two shapely arms to fill


WHAT should be said of him cannot be said;
By too great splendor is his name attended;
To blame is easier than those who him offended,

After Trying Many Years

After trying many years, and then
near death, the able man may know
an image living in the alpine stone.
If at all, the high and new come slowly,

Xiv. First Reading.

When divine Art conceives a form and face,

Michelangelo Buonarroti Comments

Gale 13 July 2021

I read his poetry in Latin in high school. A book full of the numbered, unnamed poems. I loved it. I have been looking for the book ever since.

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Fabrizio Frosini 30 December 2015

curiously, Michelangelo did not hold in high regard his poetic production, coming to call his poetry 'silly'

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Fabrizio Frosini 30 December 2015

About 300 finished and unfinished Michelangelo's poems survive - mostly madrigals and sonnets.

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Fabrizio Frosini 18 November 2015

''O Notte, o dolce tempo'', by Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian text) O Notte, o dolce tempo, benchè nero, con pace ogn'opra sempre al fin assalta, ben vede e ben intende chi t'esalta, e chi t'onora ha l'intelletto intero. Tu mozzi e tronchi ogni stanco pensiero, che l'umid' ombra e ogni quet'appalta, e dell'infima parte alla più alta in sogno spesso porti ov'ire spero. O ombra del morir, per cui si ferma ogni miseria all'alma, al cor nemica, ultimo degli afflitti e buon rimedio, tu rendi sana nostra carn' inferma, rasciugh' i pianti e posi ogni fatica e furi a chi ben vive ogni ira e tedio

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Michelangelo Buonarroti Biography

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni[1] (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for th ...

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