Monday, February 3, 2014

neve e ombre, snow and shadows

 walking the beach in Bay Village
East 72nd and Shoreway park benches
Rockefeller Park's German Gate on East Boulevard
 Dante Aligheri did mention snow, but not often:
...Similmente questa nova donna
si sta gelata come neve a l'ombra;
ché non la move, se non come petra,...

...Similarly this new woman
is as frozen as snow in shadow;

because she doe not move, except as stone,... 
—from Dante's Sestina
St. Michael at St. Casimir

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