Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Dante Alighieri Poems

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