Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Donne

I've been on a John Donne kick, you know, in between fighting with my school and trying not to drive myself crazy, and the guy is really pretty interesting. He was derided by Ben Johnson for not keeping to meter, but I tend to really like his writing. He thinks about a lot of the same stuff that I do.

There's a good site to read his work: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/donnebib.htm

This is a particularly good one that I hadn't heard of:
But he who loveliness within
Hath found, all outward loathes,
For he who color loves, and skin,
Loves but their oldest clothes.

5 comments:

Taco said...

I tend to like him sporadically, but the valediction forbidding mourning is my favorite, if a bit over cited.

http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/mourning.php

Taco said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Fenixmagic said...

Thanks! You remembered. :) (I sent the flowers; I hope you liked them.)

Taco said...

HA, you think I didn't know that?

Fenixmagic said...

Sorry, I got paranoid when the flower guy called me. Again, I'm really sorry for your loss. I wish we had a better way to communicate sometimes.