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A Short Analysis of John Donne’s ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’

A commentary on Donne’s great poem of farewell

One of the great ‘goodbye’ poems in the English language, ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’ is, in a sense, not a farewell poem at all, since Donne’s speaker reassures his addressee that their parting is no ‘goodbye’, not really. 1.020 altre parole


Becoming a True Upholder of His Oneness (3/4): Reflection and Consultation

At Strathallan, when we were moving between the main hall and the workshop room there was a downpour. This caused us to notice something unusual about the guttering. 1.953 altre parole


#ThursdayThoughts; Practice #Patience

no-one can find a deep sense of patience in their own strength alone…we can endure the temporary trials of life with a more patient attitude when we have a deep trust in a higher providence: this is can be thought of as a reliance on a universal spiritual force that has the power and foresight to provide what we need; … 79 altre parole

Go and Catch a Falling Star

Because it is Saint Lawrence today – San Lorenzo in my corner of the world – a night to go stargazing, to “catch” Perseids, to recite star-themed poetry… 282 altre parole


We're All Involved

Some of you probably saw this one coming–you know I love John Donne.

August 2017: In Relationship

Psalms 30 and 31




The Book of Common Prayer (1979) includes a plan for reading the Book of Psalms in morning and evening installments for 30 days.   401 altre parole


...a few thoughts on friendship...

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

~Helen Keller

Amen <3

Maybe because dear friends reflect the light we so need to see during darker times. 786 altre parole