John Donne

Holy Sonnets


Read by David Barnes


John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, nota…

A Selection of Divine Poems


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John Donne was an English Jacobean preacher, sometime lawyer, later in life a Member of Parliament and Royal Chaplain. Marrying for love aga…

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together With Death's Duel


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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English theologian and writer John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Lond…

Death Be Not Proud


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This week we’re marking the American Memorial Day with eleven readings of a John Donne poem. Memorial Day was conceived as a time to rem…

The Dream


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Dream by John Donne. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 17, 2011.John Donne…

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions


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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as …

A Burnt Ship


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Burnt Ship by John Donne. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 17th, 2010.

Holy Sonnets (version 2)


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The Holy Sonnets—also known as the Divine Meditations or Divine Sonnets—are a series of nineteen poems by the English poet John Donne (1572–…

To His Mistress Going to Bed


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John Donne was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poe…

Song (Donne version)


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Librivox volunteers bring you seven different readings of the short poem Song by John Donne, a weekly poetry project. Song is a bitter littl…

The Anniversary Poems


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Elizabeth Drury, daughter of Donne's patron, Sir Robert Drury, died in 1610. A year later Donne laments her hyperbolically as the soul of th…

A Nocturnall Upon St. Lucies Day


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 recordings of A Nocturnall Upon St. Lucies Day by John Donne. This was the fortnightly poetry project for wi…

Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward


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John Donne was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. Despite his great education and poetic talents, Donne lived in poverty f…