25 November 2021, The Tablet

Dante in Ravenna

The Tablet poem

Dante in Ravenna

The tomb of Dante in Ravenna.
Riccardo Sala / Alamy


She who has been my love of all the world,
dying long ago, left me alone to learn
out of my loss of her something of God.

I had no other teacher of the heart
but books; Augustine, Virgil, Bernard gave
light to the pressure of my love for her,

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