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April 3rd, 2007


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11:59 am - April is Poetry Month!
April is National Poetry Month, so when you see this, post a poem you like on your LJ.


Holy Sonnet X

by John Donne

Death, be not proud, though some have called 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 but thy picture[s] be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou'rt 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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From:rose_in_shadow
Date:April 3rd, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
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I've always loved that poem. It actually featured in a story I wrote once. But the language is lovely.
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From:dunv_i
Date:April 3rd, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
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*sighs* I love this poem.

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