“Table of Poets” in
Early Italian Poets vol. 1, xxix.◦
Valeriani and Lampredi
del primo secolo vol. 1,
Le rime della scuola siciliana vol. 1,
Poeti de duecento vol. 1,
Little is known about this early (mid-thirteenth-century) Siculo-Tuscan poet, who wrote
two canzoni and a sonnet. Each of those works is remarkable, however, and DGR's
(very free) translation of this splendid canzonetta is quite equal to the original.
The poem, both original and translation, develops a highly personal energy that
invigorates the poem's conventional apparatus. The clipped metrical form
contributes notably to this effect.
DGR's source appears to be the text in
del Primo Secolo (I. 497-500), but this source is problematic because the poem is
there attributed to Bonagiunta Urbicciani. On the other hand, the poem appears in none
of DGR's other sources.
Uncertain; perhaps late in the 1850s.
The translation was first published in 1861 in
Early Italian Poets; it was reprinted in 1874 in
and his Circle.