Poetry I Love – John Donne (repost)

I wouldn’t say I’m into poetry but I did it during College (not Uni but Sixth Form College) when I did English Lit and Lang. I love Shakespeare and I didn’t think anyone could rival my love for him but John Donne came along and was like, “You thought!”

I love John Donne, he’s so witty and inventive. His poems aren’t always so bog standard, he looked at things from a new perspective. His poems are light and have personality. They are also deep and my favourite quotes come from him.

I’ve had to read a lot of poems studying English at school but he stuck in my mind the most as someone I would go out of my way to check out. I would willing read his poems for fun.

If you’re looking for poets or poems to read I recommend John Donne and his work. My favourite poems are The Flea which is extremely witty and Song and The Good Morrow.

Here are some quotes to get you going:

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

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

No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one autumnal face.

Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.

(Note: not one poem but quotes)

There you go, some Donne. Enjoy!


So I decided to delete my secondary site and I’m going to move my poetry stuff here and my book reviews. Get excited!! Instead of dumping it on here in one go, I’ll post two a Sunday. 

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