Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321 / Florence / Italy)

Sonnet: Spirit Of Love - Poem by Dante Alighieri

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.'

Comments about Sonnet: Spirit Of Love by Dante Alighieri

  • (1/9/2016 2:15:00 PM)

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

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  • (1/9/2016 4:00:00 AM)

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

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  • Leslie Sharp (1/20/2015 9:59:00 AM)

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

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  • Brian Jani (7/12/2014 8:21:00 AM)

    this is superb writing, you expressed the spirit of love vividly. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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