John Donne

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

John Donne Poems

121. The Indifferent 5/14/2001
122. Love's Usury 5/14/2001
123. The Legacy 1/3/2003
124. On The Progress Of The Soul... 5/14/2001
125. The Calm 1/1/2004
126. Hym To God, My God In My Sickness 5/14/2001
127. Holy Sonnet X 5/14/2001
128. Elegy I: Jealousy 1/13/2003
129. Holy Sonnet ? 5/14/2001
130. The Message 1/3/2003
131. The Funerall 1/3/2003
132. The Expiration 1/3/2003
133. The Primrose 1/13/2003
134. That Time And Absence Proves Rather Helps Than Hurts To Loves 1/4/2003
135. Holy Sonnet Xvii: Since She Whom I Loved 1/3/2003
136. The Prohibition 1/3/2003
137. The Triple Fool 1/13/2003
138. Elegy Xviii: Love's Progress 1/13/2003
139. Love's Deity 1/3/2003
140. Elegy Xvi: On His Mistress 1/13/2003
141. The Token 1/1/2004
142. Love's Alchemy 5/14/2001
143. The Relic 5/14/2001
144. To His Mistress Going To Bed 5/14/2001
145. Song: Go And Catch A Falling Star 1/1/2004
146. Love's Infiniteness 1/3/2003
147. Holy Sonnet Iv: Oh My Black Soul! 1/3/2003
148. A Litany 4/9/2010
149. The Bait 5/14/2001
150. Farewell To Love 1/3/2003
151. Elegy X: The Dream 1/3/2003
152. Self-Love 1/3/2003
153. A Valediction: Of Weeping 1/3/2003
154. The Dream 1/3/2003
155. A Jet Ring Sent 4/9/2010
156. Song 5/14/2001
157. The Paradox 1/3/2003
158. The Canonization 1/3/2003
159. Holy Sonnet Xiv: Batter My Heart 1/3/2003
160. From ‘the Cross’ 1/1/2004

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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  • 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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  • 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 Hymn To God The Father

Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sin, through which I run,
And do run still, though still I do deplore?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
Others to sin, and made my sin their door?
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
A year or two, but wallow'd in, a score?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done,
For I...

Read the full of A Hymn To God The Father

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