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by Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374)

Dura legge d'Amor, ma benché obliqua
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Dura legge d'Amor, ma benché obliqua
servar conviensi, però ch'ella aggiunge
di cielo in terra, universale, antiqua.
Hor so come da sé il cor si disgiunge,
e come sa far pace, guerra   e tregua,
e coprir suo dolor, quand' altri il punge.
E so come in un punto si delegua,
e poi si sparge per le guance il sangue,
se paura o vergogna avien che'l segua.
So come sta tra' fiori ascoso l'angue,
come sempre fra due si vegghia e dorme,
come senza languir si more e langue.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 88