Log in

No account? Create an account
April is Poetry Month! - Light One Candle

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile

Other Places My Fics Are Archived
The CalSci Library (A Numb3rs Gen Archive)
The Invisible Man Virtual Seasons
The Sugar Quill

April 3rd, 2007

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
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.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

(2 lit candles | Light a candle)


[User Picture]
Date:April 3rd, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
I've always loved that poem. It actually featured in a story I wrote once. But the language is lovely.
[User Picture]
Date:April 3rd, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
*sighs* I love this poem.

> Go to Top