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Sonette XIII

Poem (Canso): 

My grieving self this burden cannot bear,
To speak of such a loss never equaled
That was my one true heart, by others called
Fair Euredis, whose passing was too dear.
What else may I? The motive is full clear:
To guide her hence, from beneath Hades’ fauld
And return her to the world that hath palled.
Let me gaze on every vile pit’s fear
For by remembrance of my love, my will
Shall grow the mighty and the valiant,
So that I stand against my foe strong still,
Until I victory or darkness haunt.
But even so, lose I only a shell,
For separate from her alone is Hell.