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Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud - Poem by John Donne

Death, be not proud, though some have callèd thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which yet thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must low
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men
And dost with poison, war and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then ?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.


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  • Gold Star - 9,202 Points Joshua Adeyemi (4/3/2017 12:18:00 PM)

    '.....Which yet thy picture be'
    what a poem! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

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  2. 2. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  3. 3. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
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  8. 8. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  16. 16. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  17. 17. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  19. 19. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. 20. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  21. 21. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  22. 22. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  23. 23. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
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  27. 27. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  28. 28. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  29. 29. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  30. 30. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  31. 31. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  32. 32. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  33. 33. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  34. 34. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  35. 35. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  36. 36. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  37. 37. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  38. 38. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  39. 39. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  40. 40. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  41. 41. Death , Heinrich Heine
  42. 42. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  44. 44. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  45. 45. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  47. 47. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  48. 48. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  49. 49. Death , William Butler Yeats
  50. 50. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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