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January 09, 2012


Wonderful post. -- DL

What he said. Beautiful post.

Excellent and informative. In case of interest, the first English translation of the New Life was by the poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Thanks for the notes, Rob and everyone. For whatever it's worth, Ralph Waldo Emerson actually completed a translation of the Vita Nuova in 1843, but it wasn't published until 1957, long after Rossetti's.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
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