Wednesday 1 November 2006

All Saints at St. Marx

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita.

The first tercet from "La Commedia Divina"
by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

This here is from my favorite english version,
tranlsated by Seamus Heaney:

In the middle of the journey of our life
I found myself astray in a dark wood
where the straight road had been lost sight of.


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