Tag » John Donne

Why we care

(poetry diary 149)  Thinking of why we grieve when we hear news of others hurting, (via Facebook or the news) even if we barely know those others, even if we don’t know them at all. 7 altre parole

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Because no one is an island, because this is a contentious political year, because a rising tide lifts all ships (but a furious flood destroys everything in its path), and, most of all, because we all need a laugh.   93 altre parole


The Infinite Tender: Poetry by Bethany Fine

By Bethany Fine

Entry Three

But a midnight, fire eating/en, earth breaking flower

The scent is recently
Expertly executed leaves
And turning earth
In rain… 474 altre parole

Original Poetry

You shouldn't ever have to know suffering, at the hand, of another

My faith

is a reason for someone to kill me.

My sexuality

is a reason for someone to kill me.

My brains

is a reason for someone to kill me. 67 altre parole


Favourite Poets: John Donne, The Flea

Mark but this flea, and mark in this,
How little that which thou deniest me is;
It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be; 344 altre parole

Clements — Poetry of Contemplation

Clements, Arthur L. Poetry of Contemplation: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, and the Modern Period. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990. 13 altre parole

17th Century

No white man is an island

I’ve tried to avoid the spat from Waiheke Island involving ‘mad Butcher’ Peter Leitch and Lara Wharepapa Bridger, who posted a video on Facebook. This was picked up in social media and by mainstream media in a slow news period furore, with claims of racism and many other things flying around in the fray. 457 altre parole