Death Be Not Proud

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.

by John Donne Click to read full poem

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Relic poem by Donne
like the way you're crafting the words which makes this a great piece
John Donne wrote the truth. Outstanding poetry.
Death shall be no more
The poet talk to death as if it refers to a human bing
I enjoy this poem cause I love it
Sharpened sword.
Death, thou shalt die! Wonderful poem! ! !
I love this poem
I love this poem. More especially stanza 1 line 1, 2, 3, 4
what an incredible poem from a legend....just telling us that death doesn't have power over us though he brags and feels full of himself.wow
I Love to read the Poem.
So pretty, i enjoy reading the poem must especially stanza 1 line 12
A man may be mortal, but he is immortal by his deeds.
Live this! Very deep powerful and entertaining
Deep thoughts & very good poem
life and death go hand in hand, you cannot have one with out the other? not yet anyway.