My Lockdown Easing Life: Day 197


Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice” (1871)

Rossetti’s translation of Dante:
‘Then lifting up mine eyes, as the tears came,
I saw the Angels, like a rain of manna,
In a long flight flying back Heavenward;
60Having a little cloud in front of them,
After the which they went and said, “Hosanna;”
And if they had said more, you should have heard.
Then Love spoke thus: “Now all shall be made clear:
Come and behold our lady where she lies.”
These ‘wildering phantasies
Then carried me to see my lady dead:
Even as I there was led,
Her ladies with a veil were covering her;
And with her was such very humbleness
70That she appeared to say, “I am at peace.”

More information available at the Rossetti Archive


London Bridge Station, London