Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Dante Alighieri Poems

1. Death, Always cruel 3/28/2016
2. To Guido Cavalcanti 4/8/2010
3. Paradiso: Canto Ii 4/8/2010
4. Paradiso: Canto I 4/8/2010
5. Sonnet: Love And The Gentle 4/8/2010
6. The Thorn Forest 4/8/2010
7. O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven 4/8/2010
8. Inferno Canto02 1/1/2004
9. Sonnet: I Muse Over 4/8/2010
10. Purgatorio (Italian) 1/13/2003
11. Sonnet: My Lady 4/8/2010
12. Of Beauty And Duty 4/8/2010
13. Inferno Canto03 1/1/2004
14. Sonnet: All My Thoughts 4/8/2010
15. Ulysses' Last Voyage 4/8/2010
16. Inferno (Italian) 1/13/2003
17. Inferno Canto 01 1/1/2004
18. La Vita Nuova 4/8/2010
19. Sonnet: Spirit Of Love 4/8/2010
20. Sestina 1/20/2003
21. Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face 4/8/2010
22. Love And The Gentle Heart 1/20/2003
23. There Is A Gentle Thought 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Dante Alighieri

There Is A Gentle Thought

There is a gentle thought that often springs
to life in me, because it speaks of you.
Its reasoning about love’s so sweet and true,
the heart is conquered, and accepts these things.
‘Who is this’ the mind enquires of the heart,
‘who comes here to seduce our intellect?
Is his power so great we must reject
every other intellectual art?
The heart replies ‘O, meditative mind
this is love’s messenger and newly sent
to bring me all Love’s words and desires.
His life, and all the strength that he can find,
from her sweet eyes are mercifully lent,
who feels ...

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Inferno Canto 01

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita .

When I had journeyed half of our life's way,
I found myself within a shadowed forest,
for I had lost the path that does not stray.

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