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BOC Fellowship
08-02-2007, 02:44 PM
Post: #11
Donne again
Quote:HOLY SONNETS of John Donne

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou are not soe,
For, those, whome thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better than thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die
.

Quote:At the round earths imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, Angells, and arise, arise
From death you numberlesse infinities
Of soules, and to your scattered bodies goe,
All whom the flood did, and fire shall o'erthrow,
All whom warre, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies,
Despaire, law, chance, hath slaine, and you whose eyes,
Shall behold God, and never tast deaths woe.
But let them sleepe, Lord, and mee mourne a space,
For, if above all these, my sinnes abound,
'Tis late to aske abundance of thy grace,
When we are there; here on this lowly ground,
Teach mee how to repent; for that's as good
As if thou'hadst seal'd my pardon, with thy blood
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BOC Fellowship - John Charmley - 17-08-2006, 03:07 PM
[] - admin - 16-09-2006, 03:00 PM
BOC Fellowship - John Charmley - 17-09-2006, 12:44 PM
Fellowship - Michael Kennedy - 22-09-2006, 08:51 PM
Re: A Realisation - John Charmley - 07-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Peace - Mark Fletcher - 07-02-2007, 09:55 PM
Peace - John Charmley - 07-02-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007, 06:36 AM
Discussion - John Charmley - 08-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Quotes - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007, 02:27 PM
Donne again - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007 02:44 PM
[] - admin - 08-02-2007, 03:14 PM
Poetry - John Charmley - 08-02-2007, 06:15 PM
Jesus' Poems - Mark Fletcher - 09-02-2007, 09:17 AM
Poetry - John Charmley - 09-02-2007, 11:07 AM
[] - admin - 09-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Poetry books - Mark Fletcher - 09-02-2007, 05:10 PM
Chatham - Mark Fletcher - 11-02-2007, 05:11 AM
Going to Church - John Charmley - 11-02-2007, 08:01 AM
Correct - Mark Fletcher - 11-02-2007, 02:26 PM
Experience - John Charmley - 11-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Fellowship - John Charmley - 12-02-2007, 10:51 AM
Re: Questions and answers - John Charmley - 01-04-2007, 04:52 PM
[] - admin - 02-04-2007, 07:37 AM
[] - Robin Westwood - 03-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Re: Poetry books - Solly - 20-04-2007, 11:39 AM



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