Third week our topis was The metaphsical poet;John Donne’s The Flea and Holy sonnet X George herbert’s sonnet …
I couldn’t come the lesson but I learned how they learned Metaphsical poet…They talked about characteristics of metaphysical poems and read the sample poems…It is very good idea.I wonder John Donne and I found a little knowledge about him.He was an English poet,satirist and cleric in the church of England.He is considered the pre-eminent represantative of the metaphhysical poets….His works are noted for their strong,sensual style and include sonnets… I want to share The Flea …
MARK but this flea, and mark in this,
How little that which thou deniest me is ;
It suck’d me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be.
Thou know’st that this cannot be said
A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead ;
Yet this enjoys before it woo,
And pamper’d swells with one blood made of two ;
And this, alas ! is more than we would do.
O stay, three lives in one flea spare,
Where we almost, yea, more than married are.
This flea is you and I, and this
Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is.
Though parents grudge, and you, we’re met,
And cloister’d in these living walls of jet.
Though use make you apt to kill me,
Let not to that self-murder added be,
And sacrilege, three sins in killing three.
Cruel and sudden, hast thou since
Purpled thy nail in blood of innocence?
Wherein could this flea guilty be,
Except in that drop which it suck’d from thee?
Yet thou triumph’st, and say’st that thou
Find’st not thyself nor me the weaker now.
‘Tis true ; then learn how false fears be ;
Just so much honour, when thou yield’st to me,
Will waste, as this flea’s death took life from thee