” O Dante Alghieri,

O poet of knowledge vast,

In the bosom of ceaseless time

‘The Divine Comedy’ must last.

Beatrice, the only fount

Of your inspiration-light.

The exile of fourteen years

Had failed to blight your might.

And bold and gold were you;

Politics high and stark,

Poetry matchless, free

In you alone we mark.”

Excerpt from Philosopher-Thinkers: The Power-Towers Of The Mind And Poet-Seers: The Fragrance-Hours Of The Heart In The West by Sri Chinmoy

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Quotes of Dante

“There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
In misery.”

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” A great flame follows a little spark.”

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” Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”

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From: The Divine Comedy by Dante

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Autumn Song

by Dante

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems–not to suffer pain?

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
Bound up at length for harvesting,
And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

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