- Year Published: 1866
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Longfellow, H.W. (1866) The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor & Fields
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 9.0
- Word Count: 128
Longfellow, H. (1866). Dante. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "Dante." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works. Lit2Go Edition. 1866. Web. <>. July 29, 2016.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Dante," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works, Lit2Go Edition, (1866), accessed July 29, 2016,.
Tuscan, that wanderest through the realms of gloom,
With thoughtful pace, and sad, majestic eyes,
Stern thoughts and awful from thy soul arise,
Like Farinata from his fiery tomb.
Thy sacred song is like the trump of doom;
Yet in thy heart what human sympathies,
What soft compassion glows, as in the skies
The tender stars their clouded lamps relume!
Methinks I see thee stand, with pallid cheeks,
By Fra Hilario in his diocese,
As up the convent-walls, in golden streaks,
The ascending sunbeams mark the day’s decrease;
And, as he asks what there the stranger seeks,
Thy voice along the cloister whispers, “Peace!”