Lontan vi son, ma presso v'è lo core

Carnino Ghiberti, Da Fiorenza

Amorozzo da Firenze

General Description

Date: 1230?
Meter: hendecasyllabics and setenarii
Genre: canzonetta
The rhyme and metrical schemes vary in the varying stanzas owing to the corruption of the text in this edition.


“Table of Poets” (in Early Italian Poets) I. xxix

◦ Panvini, Le rime della scuola siciliana, I. 443-445

◦ Contini, Poeti de Duecento, I. 371-373

◦ Valeriani and Lampredi, eds., Poeti del Primo Secolo della Lingua Italiana, II. 76-78

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's source text was Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 76-78), where the poem is assigned to Amorozzo da Firenze. The work is probably Carnino's, a fact which DGR could only have known by consulting the scholarly discussion of the poem's manuscript tradition.

The metrical form of the poem in the version used by DGR is corrupt. The poem comprises five stanzas of twelve lines, each composed of two equal piedi (ABC) and a sirma, incantenata (CDeeDC). For further commentary see DGR's translation.

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