La mia amorosa mente

Bonaggiunta Urbiciani

General Description

Date: 1250?
Rhyme: aabaabbccdd
Meter: setenarii
Genre: canzonetta


“Table of Poets” in Early Italian Poets vol. 1, xxviii.

◦ Valeriani and Lampredi, Poeti del primo secolo vol. 1, 500-502.

◦ Contini, Poeti de duecento vol. 1, 257-259.

Scholarly Commentary


The poem is most important for DGR because he extracts a passage from it for the epigraph to his brilliant fictional manifesto “Hand and Soul”.

Although the poem is assigned to Bonaggiunta in Poeti del Primo Secolo, which was DGR's source text for his translation, no authoritative editor has subsequently included the canzonetta in the poet's corpus.

For commentary on Bonaggiunta see the general Introduction to “Gioia, nè ben non è senza conforto”.

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