The Troubadour Podcast

Reacting to the news of your death with poet John Donne

April 23, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Reacting to the news of your death with poet John Donne
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The Troubadour Podcast
Reacting to the news of your death with poet John Donne
Apr 23, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
How would you react to the news of your impending death?
Show Notes
A reading and discussion of the poem "Death, be not proud" By John Donne Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery. Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then? One short sleep past, we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

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