Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Sonnet: All My Thoughts - Poem by Dante Alighieri

All my thoughts always speak to me of love,
Yet have between themselves such difference
That while one bids me bow with mind and sense,
A second saith, 'Go to: look thou above';
The third one, hoping, yields me joy enough;
And with the last come tears, I scarce know whence:
All of them craving pity in sore suspense,
Trembling with fears that the heart knoweth of.
And thus, being all unsure which path to take,
Wishing to speak I know not what to say,
And lose myself in amorous wanderings:
Until (my peace with all of them to make),
Unto mine enemy I needs must pray,
My lady Pity, for the help she brings.

Comments about Sonnet: All My Thoughts by Dante Alighieri

  • Susan Williams (1/9/2016 5:37:00 PM)

    Love does make us temporarily unbalanced, doesn't it? (Report) Reply

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  • (7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    Beautifully written! . Absolutely a gem! WTG Dante. ;) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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