Sometimes these cogitations still amaze
The troubled midnight and the noon's repose.
The thought of the young girl (La Figlia) still haunts him in his dreams, or when he is lying awake (midnight), and his reflections during the day, or his naps…
The meter returns to iambic pentameter in the last 3 lines, displaying the speaker’s return to poetic composure and personal detachment: compare with the irregular, lengthy and emotional alexandrine, “Simple and faithless as a smile and shake of the hand."
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