The boat that came heading towards us

And there in a boat that came heading towards us
Was an old man, his hair snow-white with age,
Raging and bawling, ‘Woe to you, wicked spirits!
O never hope to see the heavenly skies!
I come to bring you to the other shore,
To eternal darkness, to the fire and ice.

From Dante’s Inferno Canto III, The Divine Comedy

Ravenna, Italy

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