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I HAVE PLACED MY HEART – Poetry, by Jacopo da Lentini

I HAVE PLACED MY HEART I have placed my heart in God’s service, so that I might ascend to Heaven, to the holy place where I have heard, there’s always laughter, joy and fun: I’d not want to go without my Lady, of the clear brow, and golden hair, without her I could never be happy, separated from my Lady ...

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POEMS OF LOVE THROUGH THE CENTURIES – Eduard Morike: Pilgrim

PILGRIM The faithful mirror of those dark eyes, the interior retains a golden reflection. It seems that it draws from the deep chest, the light therein placed by grief. And you invite me, innocent girl, to dive in that your nighttime look. You want me to turn on you, and me with you, the crazy love, and in the cup ...

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IN THE DEEP – Poetry, by Dastilige Nevante

IN THE DEEP   I swam in the depths of her amber eyes, singing the full strength of my most intimate life. (Dastilige Nevante) ………………………………………………..     This page is from the collection of poems ASTONISHMENT – STUPORE, published by Meeting Benches in the e-book versions of English and Italian: http://meetingbenches.com/book-italian-version/ http://meetingbenches.com/e-book-english-version/

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POEMS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE – Matteo Maria Boiardo: The birds

THE BIRDS The singing of the birds in frond frond, and the fragrant wind in the flowers, and lighten transparencies languor, which make our lives more joyful, because they are the Nature and Heaven favors her, that the world wants to fall in love. So, sweet voices and sweet smells, the air, the earth and the waves are already filled. ...

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POEMS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE – Pietro Bembo: The golden hair

THE GOLDEN HAIR Golden hair and clear and pure amber, which has the aura sways on snow and flies. Gentle eyes and clearer than the sun, to do the dark night a clear day, it could dispel any rough and hard sorrow. Rubies and pearls, where words come out so sweet, that no other good soul wants. Ivory hands, which ...

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DARK MOTHER – Poetry, by Nikos Gkatsos

DARK MOTHER I brought you up with soil and water, a young swallow to be and yet a wild creature, to have you as my alphabet-book in the times, and as my unfading nightlight in memory. But you, looking for the source of dreams, near the Virgin Mary, developed wings, refused the land our dark, our first mother. (Nikos Gkatsos)

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AS MUCH AS YOU CAN – Poetry, by Costantine Cavafy

AS MUCH AS YOU CAN And if you can’t shape your life the way you want, at least try as much as you can not to degrade it, by too much contact with the world, by too much activity and talk. Try not to degrade it by dragging it along, taking it around and exposing it so often, to the ...

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DENIAL – Poetry, by Yiorgos Seferis

DENIAL On the secret seashore, white like a pigeon, we thirsted at noon; but the water was brackish. On the golden sand, we wrote her name; but the sea-breeze blew and the writing vanished. With what spirit, what heart, what desire and passion, we lived our life: a mistake! So we changed our life. (Yiorgos Seferis)

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POEMS MELTED IN THE WINTER – Keys of wonder, Dastilige Nevante poetry

KEYS OF WONDER   Spine insistent scratch in the wood on the benches contacts velvety fragrance, where one can find flavors shared. Renewing wonders carved with steel keys which again make you baby. (Dastilige Nevante) This page is from the collection of poems ASTONISHMENT – STUPORE, published by Meeting Benches in the e-book versions of English and Italian: http://meetingbenches.com/book-italian-version/ http://meetingbenches.com/e-book-english-version/

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THE WAKE – Poetry, by Jules Supervielle

THE WAKE We saw the wake, but nothing of the boat, because it was happiness that had passed by. They gazed at each other, deep in their eyes a perception at last of the promised clearing, where great stags were running in all their freedom. No hunter entered that country without tears. It was the next day, after a night ...

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