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The "Unity of All Things" in a Poem

I love the way poets can bring things that are totally disconnected together to make sense. Of course, that is because we, and everything about our lovely world, is very connected in the first place. 269 altre parole

Religion And Spirituality

John Donne, Love's Alchemy

Some that have deeper digg’d love’s mine than I,

Say, where his centric happiness doth lie;

         I have lov’d, and got, and told,

But should I love, get, tell, till I were old,

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Renaissance Literature

John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

As virtuous men pass mildly away,

    And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
    The breath goes now, and some say, No:

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Renaissance Literature

John Donne, The Sun Rising

Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
      Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains, call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
      Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide…

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Renaissance Literature

John Donne, Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed

Come, Madam, come, all rest my powers defy,

Until I labour, I in labour lie.

The foe oft-times having the foe in sight,

Is tir’d with standing though he never fight.

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Renaissance Literature

Poem of the Week: "Batter My Heart, Three-Person'd God"

I’ve only recently started reading Donne’s work, and have I been missing out. This is one of my favorites from his sequence of “Holy Sonnets.” 133 altre parole



This poem was inspired by John Donne, so that’s why there’s much more God in this poem than others I’ve written. 

Crawling under my skin, skating… 185 altre parole