Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Dante Alighieri Poems

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