Lady Cara, Countess D--S--, With A Volume Of Dante

Above some common chamber's noisome din,

a minor poet gave you this great book.

He told you that you need just have a look

to bring their splendid love alive again.

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

The reader gives a kind of breath to the poet's words, enlivening or reviving them (especially if they are ancient, or unusually forgotten).  Lady Cara, whom I consider one of my dearest friends, is, herself, an ideal reader---with one of the most poetic personalities I have encountered.

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