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If my life of bitter torment and of tears

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‘Se la mia vita da l'aspro tormento'

If my life of bitter torment and of tears
could be derided more, and made more troubled,
that I might see, by virtue of your later years,
lady, the light quenched of your beautiful eyes,
and the golden hair spun fine as silver,
and the garland laid aside and the green clothes,
and the delicate face fade, that makes me
fearful and slow to go weeping:

then Love might grant me such confidence
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Dr Antony Theodore 03 August 2020

if time is opposed to true desire, it does not mean no food would nourish my grief: I might draw some from slow sighs. very fine poem. tony

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