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I go weeping for my time past,

Rating: 4.9

‘I'vo piagendo i miei passati tempi'

I go weeping for my time past,
that I spent in loving something mortal,
without lifting myself in flight, for I had wings
that might have freed me for spaces not so low.
You who see my shameful and impious sins,
King of Heaven, invisible, immortal,
help this frail and straying soul,
and mend its defects through your grace:

So that, if I have lived in war and tempest,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 03 August 2017

So touching poem.... Thanks for posting....

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2018

Excellence of LOVE for the Past- I go weeping for my time past, that I spent in loving something mortal, without lifting myself in flight,

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2019

if I have lived in war and tempest, I may die in peaceful harbour: and if my stay was vain, .../// sound great expression

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Aniruddha Pathak 03 August 2019

One of the sonnet styles is known as Petrarchian, its typical rhyme pattern is not seen here in an English translation. But I agree with Glen Keppy as here under. But a lovely poem beyond doubt.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 August 2017

A poem with heartfelt depiction. Some lines may be quoted here.. I may die in peaceful harbour: and if my stay was vain, let my vanishing, at least, be virtuous. Deign that your hand might rest on that little life that is left to me, and on my death: You truly know I have no other hope. Thanks and congrats to her soul.

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2020

I go weeping for my time past, that I spent in loving something mortal, .......great writing; we have infatuation for the past, for the left everything, for the present and future but it's true that everything is transient, so mortal; our weeping, our sigh for the past, our depression is meaningless on this transient earth; we need to do best in every time for our best feelings and for the next generation

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 03 August 2020

Great way of expressing pleasures and displeasures of life to the almighty so well crafted deserves 10++

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Khairul Ahsan 03 August 2020

'So that, if I have lived in war and tempest, I may die in peaceful harbour: and if my stay was vain, let my vanishing, at least, be virtuous. Deign that your hand might rest on that little life that is left to me, and on my death: You truly know I have no other hope.' - Oh, what a beautiful prayer! Loved these lines and Amen to the prayer!

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Dr Antony Theodore 03 August 2020

I go weeping for my time past, that I spent in loving something mortal, without lifting myself in flight, for I had wings that might have freed me for spaces not so low. very nice poem. tony

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Paul Amrod 03 August 2020

Truly a very humble expression of a sinner who has a conscious.

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