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Sonette XIV

Poem (Canso): 

Into a rowan rent I so began
The path to her whom I love and desire.
Well set was I, I thought, against the Liar,
While further in the labyrinth I ran.
Where led my way, was nowhere that I kan,
Though felt I touch of Hades cruel fire;
And when I knew not which way to retire,
Saw vision I of my divine woman.
Light cast she forth, the easier to tread,
Until came I to the infernal gate.
With her in mind, of will I have no dread,
For I with her, or here or there, be fate.
Belovèd soul, who shineth with virtue,
Doth comfort me with aid and vision true.