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46 John Donne - best known of the Metaphysical poets

After the splendor of the Elizabethan dramatists, we return now to pure poetry. And the first of the poets I will examine in these last few essays is still much read and admired, despite not being always easy to understand. 1,371 more words


an everywhere (a valentine)

“For love, all love of other sights controls,

And makes one little room an everywhere.”

                                — John Donne, The Good Morrow

I spoke these lines to John when I married him in 1979.

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