Messer, lo nostro amore

Saladino da Pavia

General Description

Date: 1260?
Rhyme: abababaccd
Meter: setenarii and hendecasyllabics
Genre: dialogue
The rhyme scheme given here reflects the normative stanza unit, which is ten lines, although the first stanza here has fourteen lines—the first four being, it seems clear, an alternate text of the poem's opening. Also, the final three lines in each stanza rhyme differently in each case.


Poeti del primo secolo, I. 435-436

Scholarly Commentary


DGR's source text for the poem was Poeti del Primo Secolo (I. 435-436). The text is quite imperfect at various points, most clearly in the duplicate opening quatrain. In translating the poem DGR tried to remain faithful to these discrepant textualities.

See DGR's translation for further commentary.

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