Count Giacomo Leopardi
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First Love

Rating: 3.1
Ah, well can I the day recall, when first
The conflict fierce of love I felt, and said:
If _this_ be love, how hard it is to bear!

With eyes still fixed intent upon the ground,
I saw but _her_, whose artless innocence,
Triumphant took possession of this heart.

Ah, Love, how badly hast thou governed me!
Why should affection so sincere and pure,
Bring with it such desire, such suffering?
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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 September 2017
sooner had I felt within, the heat Of love's first flame, than with it flew away The gentle breeze, that fanned it into life... .. loved these lines. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks and congratulations to his soul for being selected as the poem of the day.
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D Priyanka Singh 29 September 2017
How could one passion all the rest destroy? Nice poem shared.
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Nudershada Cabanes 29 September 2017
A passionate poem that captured the thrills, hope, longings and other feelings that only first love can give.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 29 September 2017
As winds disturb the mirror of the lake. A beautiful write. Long yet lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 September 2017
Reminds me of the song FIRST LOVE popularized by SEALS AND CROFTS....
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