Tag » John Donne

“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee

Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so …

One short sleep past, we wake eternally,

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National Poetry Day: My Favourites

In case you’ve miraculous missed it on the news, the BBC, news websites, or Twitter, today is National Poetry Day. I will be the first to admit that, despite being a literature student, my poetry knowledge is shamefully limited at best. 948 altre parole

Andrew Marvell

Daily Riches: The Difference Between Thinking and Praying (Donald McCullough, William O’Malley, and John Donne)

“I don’t understand why God loves me – or anyone else, for that matter. But does a minnow have to understand the ocean to swim in it? 442 altre parole

Embracing Losses And Limits

Have Salt in Yourselves

For many years, people came to my parish for a service of healing. It is in the Book of Common Prayer.[1] The service includes the reading of Scripture, prayers, the Laying on of Hands, and finally anointing with oil. 1.336 altre parole

no man is an island: on relationship and why I write, part seventy-three

No man is an island, entire of himself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . .

-John Donne (read the rest… 956 altre parole


Eros versus Agape, Subjective versus Objective, Tension and Synthesis, and even Einsteinian Time in John Donne’s poetry.


This essay was written in 1983 (when I was 23) for a 17th-century English literature course that I took at the University of British Columbia (UBC) — a mandatory course for my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, which I obtained in 1985. 3.804 altre parole

Joe Canuck

What shall we do with the English teacher...

Now that it’s nearly three months since my last English lesson, here’s a drunken homage to D. H. Lawrence (The Last Lesson) in which, late at night, and with all the marking still to do, the tipsy English teacher holds forth to his long-suffering wife…

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