„In quella parte del libro de la mia memoria… si trova una rubrica la quale dice: Incipit vita nova.“

—  Dante Alighieri, kniha Vita Nuova

In that book which is
My memory...
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words...
Here begins a new life.
Zdroj: La Vita Nuova (1293), Chapter I, opening lines (as reported in The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time by Leslie Pockell)

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