John Donne

John Donne – The dream

Elisabetta Sirani, Love and Psyche, c.1650 Dear love, for nothing less than thee Would I have broke this happy dream;             It was a theme For reason, much too strong for fantasy, Therefore thou wak’d’st me wisely; yet My dream thou brok’st not, but continued’st it. Thou art so true that thoughts of thee suffice To make dreams truths, and fables histories; Enter these …

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John Donne – Song

Fritz Zuber-Buhler, The Spirit of the Morning, c.1880 Go and catch a falling star,    Get with child a mandrake root,Tell me where all past years are,    Or who cleft the devil’s foot,Teach me to hear mermaids singing,Or to keep off envy’s stinging,            And find            What windServes to advance an honest mind.If thou be’st born to strange sights,    …

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