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Posts published in “John Donne Poems”

Death Be Not Proud by John Donne


Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow,Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou…

Celestial Music by John Donne


I have a friend who still believes in heaven.Not a ****** person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to ***.She thinks someone listens in heaven.On earth she’s unusually…

An Anatomy Of The World… by John Donne


AN ANATOMY OF THE WORLD Wherein, by occasion of the untimely death ofMistress Elizabeth Drury, the frailty and the decay of this whole world isrepresented THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY      When…

A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy’s Day by John Donne


‘Tis the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s,Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;The sun is spent, and now his flasksSend forth light squibs, no constant rays;The world’s whole…

A Lecture upon the Shadow by John Donne


Stand still, and I will read to theeA lecture, love, in love’s philosophy.;;;;;;These three hours that we have spent,;;;;;;Walking here, two shadows wentAlong with us, which we ourselves produc’d.But, now…

A Burnt Ship by John Donne


Out of a fired ship, which by no wayBut drowning could be rescued from the flame,Some men leap’d forth, and ever as they cameNear the foes’ ships, did by their…