To meet requirements of this assignment on its day-6, I have randomly chosen two poems from a website, ‘All Poetry’ and have tried to come out with something new with the words available. Here they are:
(2) Beauty of Her Face: A sonnet by Dante Alighieri – based on its translation given on the website.
BEAUTY OF HER FACE
For certain he hath seen all perfectness
Who among other ladies hath seen mine:
They that go with her humbly should combine
To thank their God for such peculiar grace.
So perfect is the beauty of her face
That it begets in no wise any sigh
Of envy, but draws round her a clear line
Of love, and blessed faith, and gentleness.
Merely the sight of her makes all things bow:
Not she herself alone is holier
Than all; but hers, through her, are raised above.
From all her acts such lovely graces flow
That truly one may never think of her
Without a passion of exceeding love.
Here is my version:
THAT BEAUTIFUL FACE
Among ladies of blessed faith and gentle perfectness
Her face has a peculiar grace, wise and raised above
That all who are there looking holier in her presence
Her humble acts, with passion, beget all to bow behind her
For someone who combines his thoughts on beady with grace
She is Godly holier, her face embodying that perfectness
A flow of love, exceedingly clear and wise, so wisely clear
That mere sight of the sight of her draws a clear line of envy
O God, thanks, for making her beauty so blessed and perfect
With a face that tells me she is alone holier than all..
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