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Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 – 21 December 1375 / Florence)

Poems of Giovanni Boccaccio

1. Balleta 4/15/2012
2. Proem 1/1/2004
3. Sonetto 4/15/2012

Balleta

I AM young and fain to sing
In this happy tide of spring
Of love and many a gentle thing,
I wander through green meadows dight
With blossoms gold and red and white;
Rose by the thorn and lily fair,
Both one and all I do compare
With him who, worshipping my charms,
For aye would fold me in his arms

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