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Dolce color d'orïental zaffiro

byLauren Hynde©

Dolce color d'orïental zaffiro,
che s'accoglieva nel sereno aspetto
del mezzo, puro infinito al primo giro

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
The Divine Comedy, Purgatory I:13-15

Here blossomed the islands of delights
For those who navigated due South,
Endured the Torment of the Cape's mouth,
Orienting their path amidst blackened nights.

Beneath these high clouds, white lyres,
For the first time was shown to the brave
The balanced mantra of wave upon wave
And the sweet blue of East and sapphires.

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