Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face Poem by Dante Alighieri

Sonnet: Beauty Of Her Face

Rating: 3.5


For certain he hath seen all perfectness
Who among other ladies hath seen mine:
They that go with her humbly should combine
To thank their God for such peculiar grace.
So perfect is the beauty of her face
That is begets in no wise any sigh
Of envy, but draws round her a clear line
Of love, and blessed faith, and gentleness.
Merely the sight of her makes all things bow:
Not she herself alone is holier
Than all; but hers, through her, are raised above.
From all her acts such lovely graces flow
That truly one may never think of her
Without a passion of exceeding love.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Topic(s) of this poem: beauty
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 09 January 2016

Beauty. The standard of physical beauty has changed through the centuries. There was a time that over-weight women were eulogized for the bounty of their curves. Women in the 70's thought Twiggy was the ultimate beauty, thin as a wisp as she was. Beauty of character and personality is what we should praise and seek out above all others.

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* Sunprincess * 09 January 2016

......pure acts of kindness, beauty, gentleness, and grace are of the gods.. ..I feel it's impossible for any one human to obtain these qualities of greatness and sustain them permanently...if this were possible they would be perfect.. still this is a beautiful write ?

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 January 2016

Beauty par excellence that commands adoration and love without any trace of envy or hatred. Excellent poem marvelously penned. Thanks for sharing.

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M Asim Nehal 09 January 2016

Than all; but hers, through her, are raised above. From all her acts such lovely graces flow That truly one may never think of her Without a passion of exceeding love.

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Manonton Dalan 09 January 2016

it's totally enjoyable for me reading poems of yesterday i can picture how they live long time ago....thanks

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 24 January 2021

love passionately cares all, love mystically leads all to the path of ultimate enjoyement but who knows well the features of this love only he/she can acqure this love perpetually

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 March 2020

han all; but hers, through her, are raised above. From all her acts such lovely graces flow That truly one may never think of her Without a passion of exceeding love. love and infatuations of the great mind.. tony

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Chinedu Dike 02 November 2019

A breathtaking loveliness is aptly captured in the poem. Lovely and very passionate.

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paul amrod 14 March 2019

It is an absurdity that Dante is rated the 207th most notable poet. He is a part of the top 3.

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Fabrizio Frosini 03 April 2016

this is another Sonnet, by Dante - it is not the Italian text of 'Beauty Of Her Face' Guido, i' vorrei che tu e Lapo ed io fossimo presi per incantamento, e messi in un vasel, ch'ad ogni vento per mare andasse al voler vostro e mio; sì che fortuna od altro tempio rio non ci potesse dare impedimento, anzi, vivendo sempre in un talento, di stare insieme crescesse 'l disio. E monna Vanna e monna Lagia poi, con quella ch'è sul numer de le trenta, con noi ponesse il buono incantatore: e quivi ragionar sempre d'amore, e ciascuna di lor fosse contenta, sì come i' credo che saremmo noi. (Dante Alighieri) Guido is GUIDO CAVALCANTI, an Italian poet and -probably- Dante's best friend.

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