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Count Giacomo Leopardi

(29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837 / Rencanati)

Poems of Count Giacomo Leopardi

41. Younger Brutus 3/23/2012

Aspasia

At times thy image to my mind returns,
Aspasia. In the crowded streets it gleams
Upon me, for an instant, as I pass,
In other faces; or in lonely fields,
At noon-tide bright, beneath the silent stars,
With sudden and with startling vividness,
As if awakened by sweet harmony,
The splendid vision rises in my soul.
How worshipped once, ye gods, what a delight

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