Category Archives: Poems

Dante Alighieri-Beatrice Portinari

Dante Alighieri-Beatrice Portinari Beatrice “Bice” di Folco Portinari 1265-1290 age 25 She was an Italian woman who has been commonly identified as the principal inspiration for Dante Alighieri’s Vita Nuova, and is also commonly identified with the Beatrice who appears … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 165-1321 age 56 In March 1302, Dante, a White Guelph by affiliation, along with the Gherardini family, was condemned to exile for two years and ordered to pay a large fine. … Dante did not pay the fine, … Continue reading

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Octave Crémazie

Octave Crémazie Born: April 16, 1827, Quebec City baptized Claude-Joseph-Olivier Died: 1879, Le Havre, France.Octave Crémazie Born: April 16, 1827, Quebec City baptized Claude-Joseph-Olivier Died: 1879, Le Havre, France He was a French Canadian poet and bookseller born in Quebec … Continue reading

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In Memoriam A.H.H.

In Memoriam A.H.H. Though it is often associated with heartbreak after a breakup, it was actually written about the author’s best friend who passed away while abroad. The famous quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson, “’tis better to have loved and … Continue reading

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New Colossus

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus’ In the early … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 age 51 He was widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets. Quote: The only journey is the one within” “A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with … Continue reading

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