Dante Alighieri Poems

Found 5 poems by Dante Alighieri.
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Dante Alighieri
Purgatorio (Italian) by Dante Alighieri
LA DIVINA COMMEDIA
di Dante Alighieri
PURGATORIO



Purgatorio: Canto I

Per correr miglior acque alza le vele
omai la navicella del mio ingegno,
che lascia dietro a sé mar sì crudele;
e canterò di quel secondo regno
dove l'uman… [ Read More ]

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Love and the Gentle Heart by Dante Alighieri
Love and the gentle heart are one thing,
just as the poet says in his verse,
each from the other one as well divorced
as reason from the mind's reasoning.

Nature craves love, and then creates love king,
and makes the heart a palace where he'll stay,
perhap… [ Read More ]

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There is a Gentle Thought by Dante Alighieri
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… [ Read More ]

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Inferno (English) by Dante Alighieri
CANTO I


ONE night, when half my life behind me lay,
I wandered from the straight lost path afar.
Through the great dark was no releasing way;
Above that dark was no relieving star.
If yet that terrored night I think or say,
As death'… [ Read More ]

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Sestina by Dante Alighieri
I have come, alas, to the great circle of shadow,
to the short day and to the whitening hills,
when the colour is all lost from the grass,
though my desire will not lose its green,
so rooted is it in this hardest stone,
that speaks and feels as though it were a woman… [ Read More ]

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