Inferno Canto XXXIV
Into that hidden passage my guide and I
entered to find again the world of light,
and, without thinking of a moment's rest,
we climbed up, he first and I behind him,
far enough to see through a round opening,
a few of those fair things the heavens bear.
Then we came forth, to see again the stars.
Purgatorio Canto I
To run its course through smoother water
the small bark of my wit now hoists its sail,
leaving that cruel sea behind.
Now I shall sing the second kingdom,
there where the soul of man is cleansed,
made worthy to ascend to Heaven.