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A Selection of Divine Poems

A Selection of Divine Poems by John Donne
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A Selection of Divine Poems by John Donne is a beautifully compiled collection of religious poetry that showcases the deep faith and theological insight of the renowned poet. Donne's eloquent language and profound exploration of themes such as sin, redemption, and the nature of God make this anthology a compelling read for those seeking spiritual nourishment through literature.

Each poem in the collection offers a unique perspective on faith and the human experience, inviting readers to reflect on their own beliefs and relationship with the divine. Donne's mastery of language is evident in his ability to capture complex theological concepts in thought-provoking and emotionally resonant verses.

Overall, A Selection of Divine Poems is a moving and inspiring collection that will appeal to both poetry lovers and those seeking spiritual guidance. Donne's profound insights and poetic skill make this anthology a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the intersection of faith and literature.

Book Description:
John Donne was an English Jacobean preacher, sometime lawyer, later in life a Member of Parliament and Royal Chaplain. Marrying for love against the wishes of his influential father-in-law; Donne's career was cast into shadow: forcing him to support his wife, Anne, as best he might under a specter of unforgiving penury.

Despite such hardships - perhaps because of them - Donne's writings demonstrate a mastery of poetry layered with metaphysical meaning and mystery: which continues to delight and challenge modern-day readers. Donne's "divine poems" - the focus of this collection - present profound theological insights using absorbing allegories and beautiful imagery.

At the end of Donne's life - as his health deteriorated under illnesses of increasing severity - his poetry served him as: distraction, consolation, and even "public confession". With them, Donne cheerfully but soberly faces the limits of his own mortality: and contemplates the mysteries that lie beyond the grave.

(Introduction by Godsend)

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