foot-fall

“After I had rested my tired body a little, I again
took up my way across the desert strand, so
that the firm foot was always the lower.”

Dante, Inferno I.28-30 (Freccero)

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and if my foot rests in the cup of your hand,
mind given shade in the brightened sun,
boost me, God, to cross this span,

willed to join your climb again.

 

William B. Jones
   July 13, 2013

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