Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Broken Heart by John Donne

He is stark mad, whoever says,
That he hath been in love an hour,
Yet not that love so soon decays,
But that it can ten in less space devour ;
Who will believe me, if I swear
That I have had the plague a year?
Who would not laugh at me, if I should say
I saw a flash of powder burn a day?

the rest of The Broken Heart

The metaphysical poetry of John Donne figures prominently in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play W;T.