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For this session we close read an excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno,” Vol 1, Canto 1, posted below.
Our prompt for this session was in two parts. First we wrote to “Write about a dark forest.” And then to: “Write about a way out of the dark forest.“
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An excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s "Inferno," Vol 1, Canto 1 Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost. Ah me! how hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, Which in the very thought renews the fear. So bitter is it, death is little more; But of the good to treat, which there I found, Speak will I of the other things I saw there. I cannot well repeat how there I entered, So full was I of slumber at the moment In which I had abandoned the true way. -------------------------------------------------------------- Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la diritta via era smarrita. Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte che nel pensier rinova la paura! Tant' è amara che poco è più morte; ma per trattar del ben ch'i' vi trovai, dirò de l'altre cose ch'i' v'ho scorte. Io non so ben ridir com' i' v'intrai, tant' era pien di sonno a quel punto che la verace via abbandonai.