By Madison Adams
Donne spent many of his years working as an author and a poet. He also was a member of Parliament and had a Church career. Donne was ordained as a priest. He received a doctor of divinity degree from Cambridge. He was a reader in divinity at Lincoln's Inn. He also preached regularly at Lincoln's Inn. As a writer, he wrote many sonnets and poems. Some of his poems are Daybreak, Sweetest Love I Do Not Go, and The Dream.
But rising makes me doubt, that now
Thou art not thou.
That love is weak where fear's as strong as he;
'Tis not all spirit, pure and brave,
If mixture it of fear, shame, honour have'
Perchance as torches, which must ready be,
Men light and put out, so thou deal'st with me;
Thou cam'st to kindle, goest to come; then I
Will dream that hope again. but else would die.
(Read entire poem here http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173354)
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- "Poems of John Donne." poemhunter. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.