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LA VIA NUOVA: 29, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the sphere which spreads to widest space
Last Line: So that I understand it, ladies mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dante; Alighieri, Dante


BEYOND the sphere which spreads to widest space
Now soars the sigh that my heart sends above;
A new perception born of grieving Love
Guideth it upward the untrodden ways.
When it hath reached unto the end, and stays,
It sees a lady round whom splendors move
In homage; till, by the great light thereof
Abashed, the pilgrim spirit stands at gaze.
It sees her such, that when it tells me this
Which it hath seen, I understand it not,
It hath a speech so subtile and so fine.
And yet I know its voice within my thought
Often remembereth me of Beatrice:
So that I understand it, ladies mine.





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