Canto 31 Beatrice returned to her sharp speech against Dante: “You there, say it if it’s true, your charge requires a confession. So, out with it.” Dante was confused about the words resounding in him long after they’d been said. She waited & then asked him what he was thinkingContinue Reading

Canto 28 Dante was eager to explore the sacred wood. He left the cliff, walked across the fields where even the soil smelled nice. The breeze blew across his forehead & he walked towards the shady part, where little birds sang on top of the trees. Dante was so farContinue Reading

Canto 25 It was now 2 p.m. & the 3 of them walked through the gap on to the next cornice. Dante was yearning to ask so many questions but couldn’t get them out. Virgil encouraged him to ask whatever was on his mind. Dante asked how the souls gotContinue Reading

Canto 22 At that point, the Angel was behind them & another P was erased from Dante’s forehead. The Angel pronounced that those who thirst & crave righteousness would be blessed. This made Dante feel even lighter than before. Virgil told him that love lit by virtue must kindle aContinue Reading

Canto 19 Dante dreamed that a woman with a stammer, squinty eyes, maimed feet, crippled hands & sallowy skin was looking for him. He gazed at her which allowed her to speak better, it relieved her of her physical hindrances & returned the color to her face. Once her tongueContinue Reading

Canto 16 Even the dark gloom of Hell didn’t inhibit Dante’s vision like this cloud because it was so smoky that he had to shut his eyes & depend on Virgil to guide him around physically. Virgil warned him not to let go of his shoulders while they moved. ThereContinue Reading

Canto 13 They got to the 2nd terrace on the mountain. The ledge there had a sharper curve to it. There were no images, figure – nothing. Virgil said if they waited for someone to come, they’d be there a while. He looked at the sun & spoke to it,Continue Reading

Canto 10 Once they crossed the threshold, Dante heard the door close behind him with an echo but he knew that he couldn’t turn around. Virgil warned him they had to be careful on the narrow & winding path. Doing that slowed them down quite a bit. There they foundContinue Reading

Canto 7 Sordello asked who they were. Virgil told him who he was. He’d not been able to go to Heaven because he had no faith. The soul dropped to his knees & bowed his head. He was clearly in awe of the Romans & their fame. Then he askedContinue Reading

Canto 4 Sometimes a soul is overtaken its faculties that all of its attention has to be devoted to one thing & it means that other faculties are put on the back burner or completely neglected. We forget about time ticking on. That was how Dante was feeling as heContinue Reading

Canto 1 Dante began the story of his travels through Purgatory by invoking the muses. At this point, he was glad to be out of Hell & the darkness. The sky seemed brighter & clearer than before. This sky was one you’d see in the Southern Hemisphere, totally different starts,Continue Reading

“Genesis” from the Old Testament of the Bible Chapter 1 Day 1: God created heaven & earth. But the earth had no form & there was nothing but darkness. God made light to break up the darkness. The light would be called day & the darkness would be called night.Continue Reading