Michelangelo Buonarroti Poems

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1.
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,
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2.
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
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3.
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,
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4.
Xiv. First Reading.

When divine Art conceives a form and face,
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5.
Xxx. To Tommaso De' Cavalieri.

LOVE THE LIGHT-GIVER.

Veggio co' bei vostri occhi.
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6.
On The Painting Of The Sistine Chapel

I'VE grown a goitre by dwelling in this den -
As cats from stagnant streams in Lombardy,
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7.
Viii. To Luigi Del Riccio,

AFTER THE DEATH OF CECCHINO BRACCI.

A pena prima.
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8.
Doom Of Beauty

CHOICE soul, in whom, as in a glass, we see,
Mirrored in thy pure form and delicate,
What beauties heaven and nature can create,
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9.
Dante

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,
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10.
Joy May Kill

TOO much good luck no less than misery
May kill a man condemned to mortal pain,
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