Poem Fix of the day, July 1st, 2011

John Donne is an excellent poet, not only for the sentiments expressed (like the famous line by him: For whom does the bell toll?  It tolls for thee) but for the way his poems sound.  For an example, here’s a selection from Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations preserved in Old English form.

At the round earths imagin’d corners, blow

Your trumpets, Angells, and arise, arise

From death, you numberlesse infinities

Of soules, and to your scattred bodies goe,

–John Donne, from Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations.


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