DAGLI ALTI MONTI ... HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS ...
Michelangelo tr. Leonard Cottrell
Dagli alti monti e d’una gran ruina,
ascoso e circonscritto d’un gran sasso,
discesi a discoprirmi in questo basso,
contr’a mie voglia, in tal lapedicina.
High in the mountains by a deep ravine
inside my massive block, enclosed, alone -
but then brought down and stripped, I now am seen
against my will and destitute of stone.

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Trans. Copyright © Leonard Cottrell 1999


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