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. Sonnet: My Lady 4/8/2010
5. O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven 4/8/2010
6. Paradiso: Canto I 4/8/2010
7. Sonnet: All My Thoughts 4/8/2010
8. The Thorn Forest 4/8/2010
9. Sonnet: I Muse Over 4/8/2010
10. Of Beauty And Duty 4/8/2010
11. Inferno Canto02 1/1/2004
12. Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face 4/8/2010
13. Purgatorio (Italian) 1/13/2003
14. Inferno Canto03 1/1/2004
15. Sonnet: Spirit Of Love 4/8/2010
16. Ulysses' Last Voyage 4/8/2010
17. La Vita Nuova 4/8/2010
18. Inferno Canto 01 1/1/2004
19. Autumn Song 4/8/2010
20. Sestina 1/20/2003
21. Inferno (Italian) 1/13/2003
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 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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