Sunday, May 17, 2020

Inferno I.49-54 (engraving by Gustave Doré)

And then a wolf, who seemed to be encumbered
with every craving, looking lean and light,
and she’s made wretched lives for many others—

with the fear that issued from her very sight,
she put upon me such a heavy strain
that I lost hope of getting to the height.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Inferno I.46-48 (engraving by Gustave Doré)

Against me he appeared to make his way,
with his head high and with furious hunger,
so that the air itself appeared to quake.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Inferno I.31-33 (engraving by Gustave Doré)

And behold, just where the hill begins to slope,
a leopard light and lithe and very fast,
and covered over with a spotted coat;