John Donne

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

John Donne Poems

41. Sonnet Cycle For Lady Magdalen 4/9/2010
42. Elegy:The End Of Funeral Elegies 4/9/2010
43. Elegy Xiv: Julia 4/9/2010
44. Niobe 4/9/2010
45. Pyramus And Thisbe 4/9/2010
46. Holy Sonnet Viii: If Faithful Souls Be Alike Glorified 4/9/2010
47. Ressurection 4/9/2010
48. Elegy Xx (Alternate) Love's War 4/9/2010
49. Crucifying 4/9/2010
50. Ascension 4/9/2010
51. Disinherited 4/9/2010
52. Antiquary 4/9/2010
53. An Obscure Writer 4/9/2010
54. Twickenham Garden 4/9/2010
55. Love's Exchange 4/9/2010
56. The Anniversary 4/9/2010
57. The Blossom 4/9/2010
58. Elegy Xvii: On His Mistress 4/9/2010
59. The Curse 4/9/2010
60. Community 4/9/2010
61. Love's Growth 4/9/2010
62. A Self Accuser 4/9/2010
63. Love's Diet 4/9/2010
64. To George Herbert, 4/9/2010
65. Oh My Blacke Soule! Now Thou Art Summoned 4/9/2010
66. A Sheaf Of Snakes Used Heretofore To Be My Seal, The Crest Of Our Poor Family 4/9/2010
67. Ode 4/9/2010
68. Holy Sonnet Xiii: What If This Present 1/3/2003
69. A Dialogue Between Sir Henry Wootton And Mr. Donne 4/9/2010
70. Holy Sonnet Viii: If Faithfull Soules 1/3/2003
71. Holy Sonnet Xii: Why Are We 1/3/2003
72. Holy Sonnets: Since She Whom I Lov'D Hath Paid Her Last Debt 5/14/2001
73. Holy Sonnet Xi: Spit In My Face You Jewes 1/3/2003
74. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father 1/3/2003
75. The Will 4/9/2010
76. Holy Sonnet Iii: O Might Those Sighes 1/3/2003
77. A Licentious Person 4/9/2010
78. Holy Sonnet Vii: At The Round Earth's 1/3/2003
79. Annunciation 4/9/2010
80. Elegy Xvi: The Expostulation 1/1/2004

Comments about John Donne

  • sticks (12/1/2017 8:42:00 PM)

    all sticks are back and are shitty too

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  • Poopy Butt (10/30/2017 12:23:00 PM)

    I pooped my pants last night four times last night and my room smells like Elena’s nasty vagina.

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  • Poopy Butt (10/30/2017 12:22:00 PM)

    I pooped my pants four times last night and my room smells like Daisy’s nasty vagina.

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  • Anandkishor Chakravarty (6/2/2017 1:30:00 PM)

    Candid philosopher

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 1:50:00 PM)

    About the statement: ''He [John Donne] is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets''.:

    In the chapter on Abraham Cowley in his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81) , Samuel Johnson refers to the beginning of the seventeenth century in which there appeared a race of writers that may be termed the metaphysical poets. This does not necessarily imply that he intended metaphysical to be used in its true sense, in that he was probably referring to a witticism of John Dryden, who said of John Donne:

    He affects the metaphysics, not only in his satires, but in his amorous verses, where nature only should reign; and perplexes the minds of the fair sex with nice speculations of philosophy, when he should engage their hearts, and entertain them with the softnesses of love. In this... Mr. Cowley has copied him to a fault.

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  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/1/2015 8:39:00 PM)

    This poet is wonderful

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  • Panmelys Panmelys Panmelys Panmelys (12/3/2014 11:09:00 AM)

    Very interesting comments. Not enjoying poems on love seems a great sadness, I'd like to quote that Love is never wasted, even when it doesn't last, lines by Panmelys a new member, myself. John Donne is a great favorite and brings much joy to many, this is greatness. Like many others in this period, it's amazing how modern they seem, in spite of the gabs between epochs. Panmelys

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  • Harvey Rabbit (8/30/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    The quote beginning Actually, if my business was legitimate, is not from John Donne, who was not a prostitute, did not have to deal with a corporate income tax, and would not likely have begun a sentence with actually. The real author appears to be Xaviera Hollander.

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  • Punky Daly John (1/10/2013 4:45:00 PM)

    i read this John Donne Poems in Chapters only once with inner peace music

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  • Grace Bunton (10/22/2012 9:54:00 PM)

    You forgot to mention that the first 2 stanzas of Go: and Catch a Falling Star were used in Diana Wynne Jones' book Howl's Moving Castle

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Best Poem of John Donne

No Man Is An Island

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Read the full of No Man Is An Island

Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father

Father, part of his double interest
Unto thy kingdome, thy Sonne gives to mee,
His joynture in the knottie Trinitie
Hee keepes, and gives to me his deaths conquest.
This Lambe, whose death, with life the world hath blest,
Was from the worlds beginning slaine, and he
Hath made two Wills, which with the Legacie
Of his and thy kingdome, doe thy Sonnes invest.
Yet such are thy laws, that men argue yet

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