John Donne

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

John Donne Poems

81. Holy Sonnet Xii: Why Are We By All Creatures Waited On? 1/13/2003
82. Elegy Vi 1/13/2003
83. Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father, Part Of His Double Interest 1/13/2003
84. Holy Sonnet Xv: Wilt Thou Love God, As He Thee? Then Digest 1/13/2003
85. Resurrection, Imperfect 1/1/2004
86. The Computation 5/14/2001
87. On The Lady Elizabeth, And Count Palatine Being Married On St. Valentine's Day 1/3/2003
88. Holy Sonnet Xiii: What If This Present Were The World's Last Night? 1/13/2003
89. Elegy Iii: Change 1/3/2003
90. Elegy Viii: The Comparison 1/13/2003
91. The Damp 1/13/2003
92. Holy Sonnet Xv: Wilt Thou Love God 1/3/2003
93. Holy Sonnet Xi: Spit In My Face You Jews, And Pierce My Side 1/13/2003
94. Holy Sonnet Xviii: Show Me, Dear Christ 1/3/2003
95. The Calm 1/1/2004
96. Holy Sonnet Xix: Oh, To Vex Me, Contraries Meet In One 1/13/2003
97. The Dissolution 1/13/2003
98. Satire Iv 1/1/2004
99. Holy Sonnet Vi: This Is My Playes Last Scene 1/3/2003
100. Holy Sonnet Ii: As Due By Many Titles I Resign 1/13/2003
101. Elegy Vii 1/13/2003
102. Elegy Ii: The Anagram 1/3/2003
103. Holy Sonnet Ix: If Poisonous Minerals, And If That Tree 1/13/2003
104. Elegy Ix: The Autumnal 5/14/2001
105. Satire Iii 5/14/2001
106. Hero And Leander 4/9/2010
107. Holy Sonnet Xiv 5/14/2001
108. That Time And Absence Proves Rather Helps Than Hurts To Loves 1/4/2003
109. Elegy Iv: The Perfume 1/13/2003
110. Holy Sonnet Ii: As Due By Many Titles 1/3/2003
111. On The Progress Of The Soul... 5/14/2001
112. The Apparition 1/1/2004
113. Eclogue 4/9/2010
114. Holy Sonnet V: I Am A Little World 1/3/2003
115. The Undertaking 1/3/2003
116. Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward 1/3/2003
117. Holy Sonnet Xix: Oh, To Vex Me 1/3/2003
118. The Message 1/3/2003
119. The Funerall 1/3/2003
120. Holy Sonnet V: I Am A Little World Made Cunningly 1/13/2003

Comments about John Donne

  • 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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  • Shahzeb Azhar Shahzeb Azhar (5/16/2012 6:14:00 AM)

    Hi i don't like poems or story acording to love

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Best Poem of John Donne

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

As virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls, to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
'The breath goes now,' and some say, 'No:'

So let us melt, and make no noise,
No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;
'Twere profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our love.

Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears;
Men reckon what it did, and meant;
But trepidation of the spheres,
Though greater far, is innocent.

Dull sublunary lovers' love
(Whose soul is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it ...

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The Ecstasy

Where, like a pillow on a bed
A pregnant bank swell'd up to rest
The violet's reclining head,
Sat we two, one another's best.
Our hands were firmly cemented
With a fast balm, which thence did spring;
Our eye-beams twisted, and did thread
Our eyes upon one double string;
So to'intergraft our hands, as yet

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