The first new moon of 2013 occurs tonight. For those who believe in synchronizing moon phases with their life schedules, new moons herald an auspicious time for new beginnings. With this in mind, I launch my Poetry Page with an anthropomorphic poem, called Poesia del Sole, because poets seem particularly obsessed with the moon and the stars and the sun, when writing of love.
My inspiration came from words written by Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet from the Middle Ages, in La Comedia Divinna – Paradiso. And no, I don’t speak Italian, nor have I ever been to Italy, or Europe for that matter, but Dante sounds lovely in any language:
“…ma gia volgena il mio disio e’l vellesi come rota ch’igualmente e mossa,
l’amor che move: i sole e l’altre stele.”
“…as a wheel turns smoothtly, free from jars, my will and my desire were turned by love, The love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
- Dante’s Divine Comedy ~ A Graphic Novel By Seymour Chwast (lilywight.com)
- Dante in Love with Beatrice (epages.wordpress.com)
- Dante – ‘The Divine Comedy’ Revisited (psychologytoday.com)