LAST EDITED ON 08-21-02 AT 08:34 PM (EST)
John Ciardi's translation of Dante is as follows:
If I belived that my reply were made
to one who could ever climb to the world again,
this flame would shake no more.
But since no shade ever returned-if what I am told is true-
from this blind world into the living light,
without fear of dishonor I answer you.
(But MAJOR props go to me and my mad Italian skills for finding the right canto)
Koko was on the porch, trying to catch mosquitos on the screen, the problem being that they were all on the outside. "And you're supposed to be a smart cat," Qwilleran said.
(edited for really bad and rushed spelling on my part!)