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

Comments about Dante Alighieri

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    The Divine Comedy was written in the vernacular Italian, instead of the then more acceptable Latin or Greek. Due to the monumental influence the work has had on countless artists, Dante is considered among the greatest writers to have lived.
    As the poet T. S. Eliot wrote, ''Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third.''

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    Dante Alighieri, the author of 'La Commedia' (The Divine Comedy) , considered a masterwork of world literature, was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, in 1265, to a notable family of modest means. His mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried, having two more children.

    At twelve years old, Dante was betrothed to Gemma di Manetto Donati, though he had already fallen in love with another girl, Beatrice Portinari, who he continued to write about throughout his life, though his interaction with her was limited. The love poems to Beatrice are collected in Dante’s La Vita Nuova, or The New Life.

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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 ...

Read the full of There Is A Gentle Thought

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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