Biography of Roberto Ottoboni
My work is inspired by the noble traditions of Chivalry and Courtly Love. Such things as are not in fashion now-a-days but in the True poetic soul they can never go out of style!
Roberto Ottoboni Poems
The Princess Of My Heart
Thou art the Princess of my Heart With thy beauty so divine. The loveliest of ladies, thou truly art O how I wish, you could be mine!
I'M A Person
Dost thou think that I am strange And frightening, like a monster from the deep That disturbeth thee in thy sleep And looketh like a dog with mange?
Seduction, A Sonnet
O maiden, scornest me not! I know thou dost love me in thy soul Tho the World hath a sinister plot To make me believe thy heart is cold.
She liveth in a tree, this beautiful mysterious sprite, With golden hair that waveth like autumn leaves And soulful eyes like elderberries bright. She is the loveliest thing of everything that breathes
O! Fata Morgana, my Morgan La Fay! Whenst thou found me, twas a doleful day, Twas a day of woe and dark despair, But alas! I knew not, whenst thou found me there!
O Lady, hear my wofull plea, And have some mercy upon me. For tho' I be a wretched man And be worthy of thee, I never can,
O Lady, hear my wofull plea,
And have some mercy upon me.
For tho' I be a wretched man
And be worthy of thee, I never can,
I do LOVE thee with all my heart,
And my soul, and ev'ry other part.
I do not have grand gifts to give
But by thy side, I wish to live