Guidi i’ vorrei (Guido, I wish)

by Dante Alighieri

Guido, I wish that you, Lapo and I
were taken in by some enchanting spell,
and put into a boat that rides the swells
of sea and wind upon your wish or mine.
So no misfortune or ill-tempered skies
could ever be a hindrance to our sails,
but, living always with a single will
to be together, our desire will rise.

And lady Vanna, lady Lagia too,
and she who’s numbered with the thirty ladies—
the good enchanter puts them in with us;
and we’d be talking on and on of love,
and each of them would be content and happy,
as I believe we would be, me and you.

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