John Donne (1572–1631) is one of the greatest English poets. CLIPPER
His poems – profound, intelligent, erotic and complex – fuse
intellectual inquiry with linguistic delight. They are also beautiful and
Donne was an exceptional man at an exceptional time. But he fell
from favour at the start of what had appeared to be a glittering career.
After a decade of uncertainty, he was ordained and eventually became
the Dean of St Paul’s.
This collection includes examples of his brilliant invention, passionate
love poetry and magnificent explorations of faith and doubt.