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

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 ...

Read the full of Love And The Gentle Heart

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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