John Donne

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

John Donne Poems

81. Holy Sonnets: Since She Whom I Lov'D Hath Paid Her Last Debt 5/14/2001
82. Holy Sonnet Xiii: What If This Present Were The World's Last Night? 1/13/2003
83. Elegy Viii: The Comparison 1/13/2003
84. Holy Sonnet Xv: Wilt Thou Love God 1/3/2003
85. Holy Sonnet Xii: Why Are We By All Creatures Waited On? 1/13/2003
86. Ode 4/9/2010
87. Holy Sonnet Xviii: Show Me, Dear Christ 1/3/2003
88. Holy Sonnet Vi: This Is My Playes Last Scene 1/3/2003
89. Holy Sonnet Xi: Spit In My Face You Jewes 1/3/2003
90. Holy Sonnet Ii: As Due By Many Titles I Resign 1/13/2003
91. Elegy Vii 1/13/2003
92. Elegy Ii: The Anagram 1/3/2003
93. Elegy Ix: The Autumnal 5/14/2001
94. Hero And Leander 4/9/2010
95. Elegy Iv: The Perfume 1/13/2003
96. Elegy Iii: Change 1/3/2003
97. Holy Sonnet Ii: As Due By Many Titles 1/3/2003
98. Holy Sonnet Xi: Spit In My Face You Jews, And Pierce My Side 1/13/2003
99. Holy Sonnet Xviii: Show Me, Dear Christ, Thy Spouse, So Bright And Clear 1/13/2003
100. Holy Sonnet V: I Am A Little World 1/3/2003
101. Holy Sonnet Xix: Oh, To Vex Me, Contraries Meet In One 1/13/2003
102. Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward 1/3/2003
103. The Dissolution 1/13/2003
104. Elegy Xiii: His Parting From Her 4/9/2010
105. Satire Iv 1/1/2004
106. Holy Sonnet V: I Am A Little World Made Cunningly 1/13/2003
107. The Damp 1/13/2003
108. Holy Sonnet Ix: If Poisonous Minerals, And If That Tree 1/13/2003
109. Resurrection, Imperfect 1/1/2004
110. Holy Sonnet Xiv 5/14/2001
111. Holy Sonnet Vii: At The Round Earth's Imagined Corners Blow 1/13/2003
112. Eclogue 4/9/2010
113. Holy Sonnet Iv: Oh My Black Soul! 1/3/2003
114. The Calm 1/1/2004
115. Holy Sonnet X 5/14/2001
116. Elegy I: Jealousy 1/13/2003
117. Holy Sonnet ? 5/14/2001
118. Satire Iii 5/14/2001
119. That Time And Absence Proves Rather Helps Than Hurts To Loves 1/4/2003
120. The Computation 5/14/2001

Comments about John Donne

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

    This poet is wonderful

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    18 person did not like.
  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

The Bait

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.

There will the river whispering run
Warm'd by thy eyes, more than the sun;
And there the 'enamour'd fish will stay,
Begging themselves they may betray.

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