Dante Alighieri
Florence / Italy
Monday, January 20, 2003

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Rating: 3.6
I have come, alas, to the great circle of shadow,
to the short day and to the whitening hills,
when the colour is all lost from the grass,
though my desire will not lose its green,
so rooted is it in this hardest stone,
that speaks and feels as though it were a woman.


MAHTAB BANGALEE 24 January 2021
beauty there is where poetic feelings travelled all the stage of loving words
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Upendra Upm 25 May 2017
desire will not lose its green.stone feeling and speaking like a woman.stone was born in heaven.Clothing by the stone/hillingrass and flower is good imagination, befitting genius mind. nel mezodel komini nostra di vita, moi retrovia per una silva oscura.
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Alexander Julian 25 May 2017
Repetition of a word can begin the beauty.
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Shimizu Mizuhala 25 May 2017
And likewise this heaven-born woman stays frozen, like the snow in shadow, Nature and love.
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Cheryl Tutaan 25 May 2017
Her beauty has more virtue than rare stone.......Loved this poem...?
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M Sagnik Das 25 May 2017
wow what a poem....i luv it
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I get the impression that the poet is writing about Gaia- Mother Earth and Nature..beautiful images..
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Queeny Gona 25 May 2017
A heaven born Woman! Crazy for such a lovely woman is well expressed in the read
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Edward Kofi Louis 25 May 2017
This heaven-born woman! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kayode Are 25 May 2017
Lovely. The green grass overshadows the revered woman as object of love.
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The rivers will flow..... thanks for posting.....
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Susan Williams 09 January 2016
Lovely lines. My favorite stanza is this one: I have seen her walk all dressed in green, so formed she would have sparked love in a stone, that love I bear for her very shadow, so that I wished her, in those fields of grass, as much in love as ever yet was woman, closed around by all the highest hills.
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