John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

Fall of a Wall


Under an undermined and shot-bruised wall
A too-bold captain perish'd by the fall,
Whose brave misfortune happiest men envied,
That had a town for tomb, his bones to hide.

Submitted: Friday, April 09, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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