My Ladys Eyes Shine Forth So Dear A light / (De gli occhi de la mia donna si move)
This stilnovistic sonnet displays both the miraculous power of the ladys gaze and the Cavalcantian theme of such sudden fears, I tremble, all beset, as well as the ineffability topos. (cf. Foster-Boyde)
My Gentle Lady, Into Those Your Hands / (Ne le man vostre, gentil donna mia)
As Contini remarks, it is hard to justify the exclusion of this sonnet from the Vita Nuova. The first two verses are an echo of Luke 23:46 and Psalm 30:6; verse 7 and 8 paraphrase Christs words at the Gethsemane (Luke 22:42). The image of Beatrice as typus Christi is very clear.