Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BALLATA: 7. HE REVEALS HIS INCREASING LOVE FOR MANDETTA, by GUIDO CAVALCANTI



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BALLATA: 7. HE REVEALS HIS INCREASING LOVE FOR MANDETTA, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Being in thought of love, I chanced to see
Last Line: My heart is dead in me.'
Subject(s): Love


Being in thought of love, I chanced to see
Two youthful damozels.
One sang: "Our life inhales
All love continually.'
Their aspect was so utterly serene,
So courteous, of such quiet nobleness,
That I said to them: "Yours, I may well ween,
'Tis of all virtue to unlock the place.
Ah! damozels, do not account him base
Whom thus his wound subdues:
Since I was at Thoulouse,
My heart is dead in me.'









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