John Donne

About John Donne

John Donne (1573–1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries.

“Ascension”

By |2019-05-23T12:44:54-05:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: John Donne, Poetry|

Salute the last and everlasting day, Joy at the uprising of this sun, and son, Ye whose true tears, or tribulation Have purely washed, or burnt your drossy clay; […]

“Death, be not proud”

By |2017-01-13T10:32:01-05:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: John Donne, Poetry|

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. […]

John Donne: “Nativity,” a Christmas Poem

By |2017-12-24T13:17:12-05:00December 25th, 2012|Categories: Christmas, John Donne, Poetry|

Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb, Now leaves His well-belov'd imprisonment, There He hath made Himself to His intent Weak enough, now into the world to come; But O, for thee, for Him, hath the inn no room? Yet lay Him in this stall, and from the Orient, Stars and wise men will travel to [...]