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SONNET: OF THE GRAVE OF SELVAGGIA, ON MONTE DELLA SAMBUCA, by            
First Line: I was upon the high and blessed mound
Last Line: So with my moan I left the mountain-side.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinibaldi, Guittoncino Dei
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


I WAS upon the high and blessed mound,
And kissed, long worshipping, the stones and grass,
There on the hard stones prostrate, where, alas!
That pure one laid her forehead in the ground.
Then were the springs of gladness sealed and bound,
The day that unto Death's most bitter pass
My sick heart's lady turned her feet, who was
Already in her gracious life renown'd.

So in that place I spake to Love, and cried:
'O sweet my god, I am one whom Death may claim
Hence to be his; for lo! my heart lies here.'
Anon, because my Master lent no ear,
Departing, still I called Selvaggia's name.
So with my moan I left the mountain-side.





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