Divine Comedy

New Moon :)

New Moon 🙂 (Photo credit: joshveitchmichaelis)

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.”   

Domenico di Michelino, La Divina Commedia di D...

Domenico di Michelino, La Divina Commedia di Dante (Dante and the Divine Comedy). 1465 fresco, in the dome of the church of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (Florence’s cathedral). Dante Alighieri is shown holding a copy of his epic poem The Divine Comedy. He is pointing to a procession of sin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





2 thoughts on “Divine Comedy

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