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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
J. M. Synge. 1871–1909
 
76. A Translation from Petrarch
(He is Jealous of the Heavens and the Earth)
 
  WHAT a grudge I am bearing the earth that has its arms about her, and is holding that face away from me, where I was finding peace from great sadness. 
  What a grudge I am bearing the Heavens that are after taking her, and shutting her in with greediness, the Heavens that do push their bolt against so many. 
  What a grudge I am bearing the blessed saints that have got her sweet company, that I am always seeking; and what a grudge I am bearing against Death, that is standing in her two eyes, and will not call me with a word. 
 
 
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