Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Dante Alighieri Poems

1. Death, Always cruel 3/28/2016
2. Inferno (Italian) 1/13/2003
3. Inferno Canto 01 1/1/2004
4. Inferno Canto02 1/1/2004
5. Inferno Canto03 1/1/2004
6. La Vita Nuova 4/8/2010
7. Love And The Gentle Heart 1/20/2003
8. O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven 4/8/2010
9. Of Beauty And Duty 4/8/2010
10. Paradiso: Canto I 4/8/2010
11. Paradiso: Canto Ii 4/8/2010
12. Purgatorio (Italian) 1/13/2003
13. Sestina 1/20/2003
14. Sonnet: All My Thoughts 4/8/2010
15. Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face 4/8/2010
16. Sonnet: I Muse Over 4/8/2010
17. Sonnet: Love And The Gentle 4/8/2010
18. Sonnet: My Lady 4/8/2010
19. Sonnet: Spirit Of Love 4/8/2010
20. The Thorn Forest 4/8/2010
21. There Is A Gentle Thought 1/20/2003
22. To Guido Cavalcanti 4/8/2010
23. Ulysses' Last Voyage 4/8/2010

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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