John Donne

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

Disinherited - Poem by John Donne

Thy father all from thee, by his last will,
Gave to the poor ; thou hast good title still.

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  • Ruth Campbell (9/14/2017 3:52:00 PM)

    Brilliant Donne has made the statement that he took from his son all his inheritance and gave it instead to the poor. Obviously the son had a debt to pay to humanity. Thus the father preserved the son's good name, which is far more important in the end. (You can't get anywhere with a bad reputation.) Brilliantly done in 2 lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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