John Donne  (1572-1631)

On Donne's Poetry

With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots,
Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots;
Rhyme's sturdy cripple, fancy's maze and clue,
Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.
                                                   --  Samuel Taylor Coleridge 


The Bait

The Flea

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

The Canonization

Holy Sonnets

To His Mistress, Going to Bed

The Sun Rising

The Ecstasy