Dantesque Dialogue In A Quatrain Without a Refrain

He told you what path to take and what to avoid,

so that the Infeno could not have singed

you.  I hope he was not annoyed

that against him you had infringed.


You just wanted to see barefoot Beatrice;

presumably the whole request

was not simply an odious

ruse to just get something off your chest.


Over fourteen thousand lines

in terza rima clad;

not one in all that it undermines

the reader with "I feel bad."



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