John Donne

Holy Sonnets


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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…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004


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A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the…

Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection


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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selec…

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…

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…

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…

Poems and Prose for the Departed Vol. 01


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This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 014


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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independentl…

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 …

Short Poetry Collection 112


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2012.

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 038


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Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include bedside books, South African cooke…

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.

Short Poetry Collection 043


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 043: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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…

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–…

Short Poetry Collection 020


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 020: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 073


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This is an open collection of poems for the month of November 2008.

Short Poetry Collection 140


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This is a collection of 32 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2015.

Wedding Poems


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In honor of Kristin and Corey’s wedding (April 2006) we’ve recorded a selection of wedding-themed poems. Congratulations, you two!

The Anniversary Poems


Read by Thomas A. Copeland


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…

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…

Short Poetry Collection 022


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 022: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 081


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers during the month of July 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 012


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 012: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 097


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 063


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 063: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 044


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 044: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 070


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This is a collection of poems for the month of August 2008

Short Poetry Collection 035


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 035: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 067


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 067: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

Short Poetry Collection 007


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 007: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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…

Short Poetry Collection 088


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the months of April, May, and June 2010.

Short Poetry Collection 028


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 028: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 027


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 027: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Aspects Of Love - An Anthology


Read by Tony Addison


Aspects Of Love is an anthology of poetic explorations on the theme of erotic love - though one of the "poets" represented here is…

Short Poetry Collection 072


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of October 2008.

Short Poetry Collection 033


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 033: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 080


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of June 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 082


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers during the month of August 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 076


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This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 021


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 021: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 048


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 048: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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…

Short Poetry Collection 060


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 060: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 079


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of May 2009

Short Poetry Collection 154


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This is a collection of 35 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 107


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 135


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This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2014.

Short Poetry Collection 029


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 029: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 071


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This is a collection of poems for the month of September 2008

Short Poetry Collection 149


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This is a collection of 38 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 127


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This is a collection of 21 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2013.

Short Poetry Collection 158


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This is a collection of 22 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2016.

LibriVox 10th Anniversary Collection


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This year is the 10th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox and to celebrate, readers have found and recorded 100 items with a connection to t…

Short Poetry Collection 151


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2015.

Poems Recorded in Deptford and Greenwich


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Armed with a hand-held digital recorder and the Penguin Book of English Verse, LibriVox’s UK Chapter set out one Sunday afternoon to capture…

Short Poetry Collection 146


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2015.

Short Poetry Collection 145


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This is a collection of 30 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2015.