Daily Poem: Since I, By My Good Fortune ~ Veronica Gambara

December 19, 2017 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Since I, By My Good Fortune
~ Veronica Gambara

Since I, by my good fortune, return to look on
you, sweet hills, and you, waters cool and clear,
and you, gracious site, whom it much pleased
nature to make adorned and fair,

I can indeed call fortunate the day
and ever praise the longing that was born
in me to look on you again, that earlier lay
dead in my heart ringed around with pain.

You then, I look on now, and such sweetness feel
that however many blows from fortune
I’ve hitherto received, I forget them now.

And so, ever generous and kind
to you, blest places, may heaven be, while in me
desire is spent except for you alone.

Tuscany

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