Category Archives: Poetry

Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: BOCCA

Engraver: Gustave Doré *** BOCCA *** “Why did you kick me? “Who are you to kick sinners? “I won’t say my name!” *** NOTE: Dante kicks hard one of the sinners frozen in the ice, perhaps accidentally. The sinner screams … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: NAPOLEONE AND ALLESSANDRO

Source: Ritratto di Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of Dante Alighieri *** two brothers butt heads a Guelph and a Ghibelline they murdered each other *** NOTE: Napoleone and Allessandro are brothers who followed different political factions, but they are punished in Caina … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 33: TOLOMEA

https://pixabay.com/en/knife-stabbing-stab-kill-murder-316655/ *** TOLOMEA *** Traitors against guests Named after Captain Ptolemy Murdered relatives *** NOTE: In the third ring of Circle 9 are punished those who were treacherous to guests. This ring, Tolomea, is named after Ptolemy, a captain of … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: Antenor

Artist: Jules Lefebvre *** ANTENOR *** Traitor against Troy Opened city gates to Greeks Who sacked the city *** NOTE: The traitors are punished eternally in Circle 9, the lowest circle in the INFERNO. It is divided into four rings. … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: hard to make it to the top

Kindle Desktop Publishing Screenshot: David Bruce *** HARD TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP *** Over one hundred Books for sale — it is hard to Make it to the top *** Lulu (Paperback Books for Sale) http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/brucebATohioDOTedu Smashwords (eBooks … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: CAINA

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Named after Cain Traitors against family Frozen up to neck *** NOTE: The traitors are punished eternally in Circle 9, the lowest circle in the INFERNO. It is divided into four rings. In the first ring, … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 32: TRAITORS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** the worst of the worst punished here in Circle 9 Inferno’s bottom *** NOTE: Circle 9 is where traitors are punished: traitors against kin/family, traitors against government, traitors against guests or hosts, and traitors against God. … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: ANTAEUS

Artist: William Blake *** ANTAEUS *** Giant Antaeus Lowers Virgil and Dante To the Ninth Circle *** NOTE: Virgil and Dante stand on Antaeus’ hand, and the giant safely lowers them to the Ninth Circle, where the worst sinners of … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: NIMROD

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** NIMROD **** The giant Nimrod Attempted to reach Heaven God defeated him *** NOTE: Nimrod attempted to build a tower that would reach Heaven. God stopped him by creating many languages instead of just the one … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: GIANTS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** GIANTS *** Circle Eight to Circle Nine This journey requires giants Must go down a well *** NOTE: To go from Circle Eight to Circle Nine, a giant must lower you in his hand. The giant … Continue reading

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