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Death, Be Not Proud!

When we were in school, I remember studying the famous sonnet, “Death Be Not Proud” by the English poet, John Donne (1572-1631) . I must have been around 13 or 14 then and this poem made a big impact at an impressionable age. 528 altre parole


Favourite poets: John Donne - The Apparition

When by thy scorn, O murd’ress, I am dead

         And that thou think’st thee free

From all solicitation from me,

Then shall my ghost come to thy bed, 336 altre parole

John Donne

“And now good-morrow to our waking souls”
Outside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Photo by yours. Truly.


Autumnal face ~

No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face….
~John Donne, “Elegy IX: The Autumnal”



John Donne: Holy Sonnets & Good Friday

There’s a sense that, eventually, somebody could have written much of the best of John Donne’s poetry. His tremendous blend of looseness (many of the poems can feel casually spoken) coupled with an almost impenetrable density and complexity, or his mixture of the erotic and humorous and newly-scientific in some of his love poetry, feel at times like they would have shown up at some point. 910 altre parole


individuality, communality, and money – a financial stewardship sermon

a sermon, based on Jeremiah 31.27-34 and Luke 18.1-8, preached with the people of Epiphany Episcopal Church, Laurens, SC, on the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, October 16, 2016… 884 altre parole