Sonnet: Spirit Of Love Poem by Dante Alighieri

Sonnet: Spirit Of Love

Rating: 3.3

I felt a spirit of love begin to stir
Within my heart, long time unfelt till then;
And saw Love coming towards me fair and fain
(That I scarce knew him for his joyful cheer),
Saying, 'Be now indeed my worshipper!'
And in his speech he laughed and laughed again.
Then, while it was his pleasure to remain,
I chanced to look the way he had drawn near,
And saw the Ladies Joan and Beatrice
Approach me, this the other following,
One and a second marvel instantly.
And even as now my memory speaketh this,
Love spake it then: 'The first is christened Spring;
The second Love, she is so like to me.'

Brian Jani 12 July 2014

this is superb writing, you expressed the spirit of love vividly.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 09 August 2021

A great sonnet! So sweet and so lovely!

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Chinedu Dike 02 November 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. A beautiful love poem written with clarity of thought and mind.

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Manonton Dalan 09 January 2016

this could be translation i wonder what the original sounds like if ever there be? ?

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 January 2016

Manifestation of Love At First Sight. Enjoyed the beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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Leslie Sharp 20 January 2015

Just a lovely poem one of those heart warming poem reminded me of racism nasty thing it is.

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