Giovanni Pascoli: In those days
Petrarch and Mao Zedong: Broken is the High Column; The Immortals

Jacopone da Todi: And it made me silent


And it has made me mute, who was such a talker:
my heart has entered into such a great abyss
that I can find scarcely anyone to listen
with whom I can talk about this.

   --Iacopone de Todi (1236-1306)

From  De la diversità de contemplazione de croce 

…E me fatt’ha muto, che fui parlatore:
en sì grande abisso entratè el mio core,
ch’io non trovo quasi auditore

con chi ne possa de ciò ragionare.


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