A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning By John Donne

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning By John Donne As virtuous men pass mildly away,   And whisper to their souls to go,Whilst some of their sad friends do say,   “The breath goes now,” and some say, “No,” So let us melt, and make no noise,   No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;‘Twere profanation of our joys   To tell the […]

Holy Sonnet 10: Death Be Not Proud By John Donne

Holy Sonnet 10: Death Be Not Proud By John Donne Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Much pleasure; then from thee much […]

10 Brilliant Poets From The English Renaissance

The English Renaissance is a period that scholars and historians still study to this day. It was an era of significant change, as the world seemed to be on the brink of modernity. This period also saw many substantial changes in literature, with poets such as John Donne and Edmund Spenser leading the way. The […]