Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; My Lady By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; My Lady By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; My Lady My lady carries love within her eyes; All that she looks on is made pleasanter; Upon her path men turn to gaze at her; He whom she greeteth feels his heart to rise, And droops is troubled visage, full of sighs, And of his evil heart is then aware: Hates loves, and pride becomes his w...

Love And The Gentle Heart By Dante Alighieri

Love And The Gentle Heart By Dante Alighieri

Love And The Gentle Heart 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, perhaps a shorter or a l...

Sonnet; I Muse Over By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; I Muse Over By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; I Muse Over At whiles (yea oftentimes) I muse over The quality of anguish that is mine Through Love: then pity makes my voice to pine Saying, ‘Is any else thus, anywhere?’ Love smileth me, whose strength is ill to bear; So that of all my life is left no sigh Except one thought; a...

Inferno Canto02 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto02 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto02 Lo giorno se n’andava, e l’aere bruno toglieva li animai che sono in terra da le fatiche loro; e io sol uno The day was now departing; the dark air released the living beings of the earth from work and weariness; and I myself m’apparecchiava a sostener la guerra sì ...

Sonnet All My Thoughts By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet All My Thoughts By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet All My Thoughts 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 kno...

Inferno Canto03 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto03 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto03 Per me si va ne la città dolente, per me si va ne l’etterno dolore, per me si va tra la perduta gente . THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE SUFFERING CITY, THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE ETERNAL PAIN, THROUGH ME THE WAY THAT RUNS AMONG THE LOST. Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore: fecemi l...

Sonnet Beauty Of Her Face By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet Beauty Of Her Face By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet Beauty Of Her Face 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 cle...

Inferno Canto 01 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto 01 By Dante Alighieri

Inferno Canto 01 Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita . When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray. Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura esta ...

Sestina By Dante Alighieri

Sestina By Dante Alighieri

Sestina 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. And likewise this heave...

Death, Always cruel By Dante Alighieri

Death, Always cruel By Dante Alighieri

Death, Always cruel Death, always cruel, Pity’s foe in chief, Mother who brought forth grief, Merciless judgment and without appeal! Since thou alone hast made my heart to feel This sadness and unweal, My tongue upbraideth thee without relief. And now (for I must rid thy name of ruth) Behoves ...

Sonnet; Love And The Gentle By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; Love And The Gentle By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; Love And The Gentle Love and the gentle heart are one same thing, Even as the wise man in his ditty saith. Each, of itself, would be such life in death As rational soul bereft of reasoning. ‘Tis Nature makes them when she loves: a king Love is, whose palace where he sojourneth Is call&...

Inferno (Italian) By Dante Alighieri

Inferno (Italian) By Dante Alighieri

Inferno (Italian) LA DIVINA COMMEDIA di Dante Alighieri INFERNO Inferno: Canto I   Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita.   Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte che nel pensier rinova la paura!   Tan...

Ulysses’ Last Voyage By Dante Alighieri

Ulysses’ Last Voyage By Dante Alighieri

Ulysses’ Last Voyage I launched her with my small remaining band and, putting out to sea, we set the main on that lone ship and said farewell to land. Far to starboard rose the coast of Spain, astern was Sardi, Islas at our bow, and soon we saw Morocco port abeam. Though I and comrades now wer...

Purgatorio (Italian) By Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio (Italian) By Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio (Italian) 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’umano spirito si purga e di salire al ciel divent...

There Is A Gentle Thought By Dante Alighieri

There Is A Gentle Thought By Dante Alighieri

There Is A Gentle Thought 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? Is hi...

Paradiso Canto Ii By Dante Alighieri

Paradiso Canto Ii By Dante Alighieri

Paradiso Canto Ii Paradiso Canto 2 O Ye, who in some pretty little boat, Eager to listen, have been following Behind my ship, that singing sails along, Turn back to look again upon your shores; Do not put out to sea, lest peradventure, In losing me, you might yourselves be lost. The sea I sail has n...

The Thorn Forest By Dante Alighieri

The Thorn Forest By Dante Alighieri

The Thorn Forest Then dark with dripping blood it gave a howl and cried again: ‘Our damaged branches ache! Your pillage maims me! Can’t you feel at all? We who were men are now this barren brake. You’d grant us your respect and stay your hand were we a thicket not of souls but snak...

Of Beauty And Duty By Dante Alighieri

Of Beauty And Duty By Dante Alighieri

Of Beauty And Duty TWO ladies to the summit of my mind Have clomb, to hold an argument of love. The one has wisdom with her from above, For every noblest virtue well designed: The other, beauty’s tempting power refined And the high charm of perfect grace approve: And I, as my sweet Master̵...

Sonnet; Spirit Of Love By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; Spirit Of Love By Dante Alighieri

Sonnet; Spirit Of Love 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. The...

Paradiso Canto I By Dante Alighieri

Paradiso Canto I By Dante Alighieri

Paradiso Canto I The glory of Him who moveth everything Doth penetrate the universe, and shine In one part more and in another less. Within that heaven which most his light receives Was I, and things beheld which to repeat Nor knows, nor can, who from above descends; Because in drawing near to its d...

To Guido Cavalcanti By Dante Alighieri

To Guido Cavalcanti By Dante Alighieri

To Guido Cavalcanti Guido, I wish that Lapo, you, and I could board a vessel, by transporter beam, that sailed by will alone, wherever seemed desirable to go, beneath all skies. I’d have our vessel proof to chance and gale, and well supplied for pleasant times at sea: we’d grow into a me...

O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven By Dante Alighieri

O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven By Dante Alighieri

O Intelligence Moving The Third Heaven O Intelligences moving the third heaven, the reasons heed that from my heart come forth, so new, it seems, that no one else should know. The heaven set in motion by your worth, beings in gentleness created even, keeps my existence in its present woe, so that to...

Purgatorio (Italian) – Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio (Italian) – 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’umano spirito si purga e di salire al ciel diventa degno. Ma qui la morta ...

Paradiso (Italian) – Dante Alighieri

Paradiso (Italian) – Dante Alighieri

LA DIVINA COMMEDIA di Dante Alighieri PARADISO Paradiso: Canto I La gloria di colui che tutto move per l’universo penetra, e risplende in una parte piщ e meno altrove. Nel ciel che piщ de la sua luce prende fu’ io, e vidi cose che ridire nй sa nй puт chi di lа sщ discende; perchй appress...

Purgatorio (Italian) – Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio (Italian) – 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’umano spirito si purga e di salire al ciel diventa degno. Ma qui la morta ...

Sestina – Dante Alighieri

Sestina – 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. And likewise this heaven-born w...

There is a Gentle Thought – Dante Alighieri

There is a Gentle Thought – 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? Is his power so great we must r...

The glory of Him who moves all things rays forth (from The Paradiso, Canto I)

The glory of Him who moves all things rays forth (from The Paradiso, Canto I)

The glory of Him who moves all things rays forth through all the universe, and is reflected from each thing in proportion to its worth. I have been in that Heaven of His most light, and what I saw, those who descend from there lack both the knowledge and the power to write. For as our intellect draw...

All Being within this order, by the laws (from The Paradiso, Canto I)

All Being within this order, by the laws (from The Paradiso, Canto I)

All Being within this order, by the laws of its own nature is impelled to find its proper station round its Primal Cause. Thus every nature moves across the tide of the great sea of being to its own port, each with its given instinct as its guide. This instinct draws the fire about the Moon. It is t...

The love of God, unutterable and perfect

The love of God, unutterable and perfect

The love of God, unutterable and perfect, flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself; so that, as we grow clear and open, the more complete the joy of heaven is. And the more souls who resonate together, the great...

Un dì si venne a me Malinconia – Dante Alighieri

Un dì si venne a me Malinconia – Dante Alighieri

Un dì si venne a me Malinconia – Dante Alighieri Un dì si venne a me Malinconia e disse: “Io voglio un poco stare teco”; e parve a me ch’ella menasse seco Dolore e Ira per sua compagnia. E io le dissi: “Partiti, va via”; ed ella mi rispose come un greco: e ragiona...

De gli occhi de la mia donna si move – Dante Alighieri

De gli occhi de la mia donna si move – Dante Alighieri

De gli occhi de la mia donna si move – Dante Alighieri De gli occhi de la mia donna si move un lume sì gentil che, dove appare, si veggion cose ch’uom non pò ritrare per loro altezza e per lor esser nove: e de’ suoi razzi sovra ‘l meo cor piove tanta paura, che mi fa tremare ...

Vergine Madre, figlia del tuo Figlio – Dante Alighieri

Vergine Madre, figlia del tuo Figlio – Dante Alighieri

Vergine Madre, figlia del tuo Figlio – Dante Alighieri Vergine Madre, figlia del tuo Figlio, umile e alta più che creatura, termine fisso d’eterno consiglio, tu se’ colei che l’umana natura nobilitasti sì, che il suo fattore non disdegnò di farsi sua fattura. Nel ventre tuo s...

Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore – Dante Alighieri

Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore – Dante Alighieri

Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore – Dante Alighieri Deh, Violetta, che in ombra d’Amore negli occhi miei sì subito apparisti, aggi pietà del cor che tu feristi, che spera in te e disiando more. Tu, Violetta, in forma più che umana, foco mettesti dentro in la mia mente col tuo pia...

Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare – Dante Alighieri

Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare – Dante Alighieri

Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare – Dante Alighieri Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare la donna mia quand’ella altrui saluta, ch’ogne lingua deven tremando muta, e li occhi no l’ardiscon di guardare. Ella si va, sententosi laudare, benignamente d’umiltà vestuta; e par ch...

Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa – Dante Alighieri

Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa – Dante Alighieri

Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa – Dante Alighieri Amore e ‘l cor gentil sono una cosa, sì come il saggio in suo dittare pone, e così esser l’un sanza l’altro osa com’alma razional sanza ragione. Falli natura quand’è amorosa, Amor per sire e ‘l cor ...

Com più vi fere amor – Dante Alighieri

Com più vi fere amor – Dante Alighieri

Com più vi fere amor – Dante Alighieri Com più vi fere Amor co’ suoi vincastri, più li vi fate in ubidirlo presto, ch’altro consiglio, ben lo vi protesto, non vi si può già dar: chi vuol, l’incastri. Poi, quando fie stagion, coi dolci impiastri farà stornarvi ogni tormento ag...

Amor, che movi tua vertù – Dante Alighieri

Amor, che movi tua vertù – Dante Alighieri

Amor, che movi tua vertù – Dante Alighieri Amor, che movi’ tua vertù da cielo come ‘l sol lo splendore, che là s’apprende più lo suo valore dove più nobiltà suo raggio trova; e come el fuga oscuritate e gelo, così, alto segnore, tu cacci la viltate altrui del core, né ira con...