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Offline Chris_

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Dante's Inferno
« on: September 11, 2012, 03:39:28 PM »
Mary Jo Bang has written a modern translation of Dante's Inferno.  It's very good.

“The banners of the King of Hell come forth,”
My teacher said, “and straight at us.
Look ahead and see if you can see him.”

Like when a thick fog lifts, or like at dusk
In the western world when one can just make out the hint
Of a wind turbine turning in the distance,

I thought I saw some mechanistic device like that; then,
Due to the wind, I ducked behind my teacher,
Since there was no other shelter.

I was now—and I’m filled with dread as I write these lines—
Where the shades were completely covered, visible
Through the ice like bits of straw trapped in glass.
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Re: Dante's Inferno
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 08:48:34 PM »
Sounds good. Sorry I didn't notice sooner. I'll add it to my list.
“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
― Homer, The Odyssey