That my black night doth make more clear the sun
Which at your birth was given to wait on you.
Philosopher by Michelangelo, c 1495-1500, pen and brown ink
Did you know that Michelangelo wrote sonnets? He wrote hundreds -- about love, art, death, his heroes, his patrons. Here are some examples from the 1904 edition of John Addington Symonds' translations of Michelangelo's sonnets:
Light and Darkness
The Model and the Statue
On Dante Alighieri
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San Petronio by Michelangelo, Basilica of Saint Dominic, Italy,
photo by Georges Jansoone