Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Dante Alighieri Poems

1. To Guido Cavalcanti 4/8/2010
2. Sonnet: Love And The Gentle 4/8/2010
3. Paradiso: Canto Ii 4/8/2010
4. Paradiso: Canto I 4/8/2010
5. The Thorn Forest 4/8/2010
6. Sonnet: My Lady 4/8/2010
7. O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven 4/8/2010
8. Of Beauty And Duty 4/8/2010
9. Sonnet: All My Thoughts 4/8/2010
10. Inferno Canto02 1/1/2004
11. Purgatorio (Italian) 1/13/2003
12. Ulysses' Last Voyage 4/8/2010
13. Inferno Canto03 1/1/2004
14. Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face 4/8/2010
15. Sonnet: I Muse Over 4/8/2010
16. Sonnet: Spirit Of Love 4/8/2010
17. Inferno Canto 01 1/1/2004
18. Autumn Song 4/8/2010
19. Inferno (Italian) 1/13/2003
20. Sestina 1/20/2003
21. La Vita Nuova 4/8/2010
22. There Is A Gentle Thought 1/20/2003
23. Love And The Gentle Heart 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Dante Alighieri

Love And The Gentle Heart

Love and the gentle heart are one thing,
just as the poet says in his verse,
each from the other one as well divorced
as reason from the mind’s reasoning.

Nature craves love, and then creates love king,
and makes the heart a palace where he’ll stay,
perhaps a shorter or a longer day,
breathing quietly, gently slumbering.

Then beauty in a virtuous woman’s face
makes the eyes yearn, and strikes the heart,
so that the eyes’ desire’s reborn again,
and often, rooting there with longing, stays,

Till love, at last, out of its dreaming ...

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Inferno Canto02

Lo giorno se n'andava, e l'aere bruno
toglieva li animai che sono in terra
da le fatiche loro; e io sol uno

The day was now departing; the dark air
released the living beings of the earth
from work and weariness; and I myself

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