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The complete poems of Michelangelo

Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti; John Frederick Nims
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2000 ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Often overshadowed by the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist is Michelangelo's devotion to poetry. Here is a collection of his poetic works translated to capture all the pathos,  Read more...

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Buonarroti, Michelangelo, 1568-1646.
Complete poems of Michelangelo.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2000 c1998
(DLC) 98007704
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelangelo Buonarroti; John Frederick Nims
ISBN: 9780226080468 0226080463 9780226080338 0226080331
OCLC Number: 647916118
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""I. The Long Beginning --
1475-1532""; ""1. A man who's happy many a year, one hour""; ""2. Brow burning, in cool gloom, as sundown shears""; ""3. I was happy, with fate favoring, to abide, ""; ""4. How joyfully it shows, the garland there, ""; ""5. A goiter it seems I got from this backward craning""; ""6. If any of those old proverbs, lord, make sense""; ""7. Who's this that draws me forcibly to you?""; ""8. O God, O God, O God, how can I be""; ""9. He Who made all there is, made every part""; ""10. Chalices hammered into sword and helmet!"" ""11. How much less torment to breathe out my soul""""12. How could I, since it's so, ""; ""13. Fame keeps the epitaphs where they lie; she moves""; ""14. The Day and the Night speak, and what they say is:""; ""15. Seeing I'm yours, I rouse me from afar""; ""16. From one all loveliness and all allure, ""; ""17. Rancorous heart, cruel, pitiless, though showing""; ""18. Though shouldered from the road I chose when young, ""; ""19. Fine lass or lady, they""; ""20. Sweeter your face than grapes are, stewed to mush; ""; ""21. Once born, death's our destination."" ""22. What's to become of me? What's this you're doing """"23. I was, for years and years now, wounded, killed""; ""24. I made my eyes an entryway for poison""; ""25. When with a clanking chain a master locks""; ""26. Uproot a plant --
there's no way it can seal""; ""27. Flee from this Love, you lovers; flee the flame!""; ""28. Because there's never a time I'm not enchanted""; ""29. All rage, all misery, all show of strength, ""; ""30. From eyes of my beloved one, come burning""; ""31. Love in your eyes? No; life and death are there""; ""32. I live for sinning, for the self that dies, "" ""33. Were it true that, besides my own, another's arms""""34. Where my love lives is nowhere in my heart, ""; ""35. The eyelid, shadowing, doesn't interfere""; ""36. My lover stole my heart, just over there""; ""37. In me there's only death; my life's in you; ""; ""38. He who beguiles both time and death together""; ""39. For a wound from the searing arrows Love lets fly""; ""40. When blithely Love would lift me up to heaven""; ""41. O noble soul, in whom, as mirrored, show""; ""42. Pray tell me, Love, if what my eyes can see""; ""43. My reason, out of sorts with me, deplores, "" ""44. When to that beauty that I saw before""""45. It well may be, so vehement my sighing, ""; ""46. If my rough hammer shapes the obdurate stone""; ""47. When the occasioner of my many a sigh""; ""48. Just as a flame, by wind and weather flailed, ""; ""49. Your beauty, Love, stuns mortal reckonings.""; ""50. What's to become of her, long years from now, ""; ""51. Alas! Alas! for the way I've been betrayed""; ""52. Were one allowed to kill himself right here""; ""53. Who rides by night on horseback, come the day""; ""54. I do believe, if you were made of stone, ""
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: translated by John Frederick Nims.

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