Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dante’s Inferno, Canto 15: BRUNETTO LATINI

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Make book infertile? Do so by writing for fame, Not to tell the truth *** NOTE: Brunetto Latini wrote for fame. Now he is a footnote in books about Dante. When Dante writes THE DIVINE COMEDY, … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 14: THE OLD MAN OF CRETE

https://pixabay.com/en/trickle-non-cloud-raindrops-2654887/ *** The Old Man of Crete Statue with a head of gold Tears drip from the head *** NOTE: The Old Man of Crete is a statue with a head of gold, arms, shoulders, and chest of silver, remaining … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 14: SODOMITES

https://pixabay.com/en/desert-drought-dehydrated-clay-soil-279862/ *** Sodomites: no kids Sex supposed to be fertile Made sex infertile *** NOTE: The homosexuals took something fertile and made it infertile. No amount of sodomy will result in the birth of children. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/dantes-inferno-canto-14-retelling/ ***  

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 14: GREEDY MONEYLENDERS

https://pixabay.com/en/euro-saving-coins-money-1785517/ *** GREEDY MONEYLENDERS *** Made money fertile The greedy moneylenders They made a profit *** NOTE: The greedy moneylenders took something that ought to be infertile and made it fertile. The Bible has rules about lending money, including when … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 14: BLASPHEMERS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** They should have loved God Love of God should be fertile They cursed God instead *** NOTE: This part of Circle 7 is a sandy desert on which flames continually fall, burning the unrepentant sinners and … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 13: violent profligates

https://pixabay.com/en/money-case-wealth-finance-market-163495/ *** Many profligates Violently waste their wealth Then seek a quick death *** NOTE: Many wealthy people violently waste their wealth, and then, rather than live in poverty, they seek a quick death. After violently wasting his wealth, Lano … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 13: Pier delle Vigne

https://pixabay.com/en/suicide-despair-no-output-death-2910870/ *** PIER DELLE VIGNE (PETER OF THE VINES) *** Loyal to this man: Holy Roman Emperor; Disloyal to God *** NOTE: Pier delle Vigne blames Envy for his committing suicide. Envious people spread false rumors about him, which his … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 13: EXILE

https://pixabay.com/en/depression-mental-health-sadness-824998/ *** Failure, loss, exile Time to commit suicide? Dante must say no *** NOTE: After his political party loses power, Dante will go into exile and he will be tempted to commit suicide, like Pier delle Vigne did. Dante … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 13: grubby shrubs

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Wood of grubby shrubs Each contains a suicide Break a branch, blood flows *** NOTE: The shrubs found here contain the souls of the suicides. Harpies — half-woman, half-bird monsters — break the shrubs’ branches, and blood … Continue reading

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