Poems by John Donne (1572 - 1631)

John Donne was an English poet born in London in 1572. Donne was a leading metaphysical poet of the Renaissance, with a hugely varied body of work ranging from sermons to sonnets, and elegies to pamphlets, he is known for both his love poetry and religious verse. He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge but could not graduate because of his faith. Towards the end of his life he wrote the famous Holy Sonnet X (Death). He died in 1631, none of his work was ever published in his lifetime.