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

Sestina

I have come, alas, to the great circle of shadow,
to the short day and to the whitening hills,
when the colour is all lost from the grass,
though my desire will not lose its green,
so rooted is it in this hardest stone,
that speaks and feels as though it were a woman.

And likewise this heaven-born woman
stays frozen, like the snow in shadow,
and is unmoved, or moved like a stone,
by the sweet season that warms all the hills,
and makes them alter from pure white to green,
so as to clothe them with the flowers and grass.

When her head wears a crown ...

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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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