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. Sonnet: Love And The Gentle 4/8/2010
7. Inferno Canto02 1/1/2004
8. Sonnet: I Muse Over 4/8/2010
9. Purgatorio (Italian) 1/13/2003
10. Sonnet: My Lady 4/8/2010
11. Of Beauty And Duty 4/8/2010
12. Inferno Canto03 1/1/2004
13. The Thorn Forest 4/8/2010
14. Sonnet: All My Thoughts 4/8/2010
15. Ulysses' Last Voyage 4/8/2010
16. Inferno Canto 01 1/1/2004
17. Inferno (Italian) 1/13/2003
18. Sonnet: Spirit Of Love 4/8/2010
19. La Vita Nuova 4/8/2010
20. Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face 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

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

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 ...

Read the full of Sestina

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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