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John Donne

Data de nascimento: 1572
Data de falecimento: 31. Março 1631

John Mayra Donne foi um poeta jacobita inglês, pregador e o maior representante dos poetas metafísicos da época. Sua obra é notável por seu estilo sensual e realista, incluindo-se sonetos, poesia amorosa, poemas religiosos, traduções do latim, epigramas, elegias, canções, sátiras e sermões. Sua poesia é célebre por sua linguagem vibrante e metáfora engenhosa, especialmente quando comparada à poesia de seus contemporâneos.

Apesar de sua boa educação e seu talento para a poesia, viveu na pobreza por muitos anos, contando demasiadamente com amigos mais ricos. Em 1615, tornou-se um pastor anglicano e, em 1621, foi nomeado decano da St. Paul Cathedral, em Londres. Alguns estudiosos acreditam que as obras literárias de Donne refletem as seguintes tendências: poesia amorosa e sátiras quando era mais jovem e sermões religiosos em sua velhice. Outros estudiosos, tais como Helen Gardner, questiona a validade desta periodização, pois muitos de seus poemas foram publicados postumamente . Exceção feita a Anniversaries, que foi publicado em 1612 e Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, publicado em 1623. Seus sermãos também são datados, algumas vezes de forma específica, informando dia, mês e ano.

„Nenhum homem é uma ilha, completo em si próprio; cada ser humano é uma parte do continente, uma parte de um todo.“

—  John Donne

Variante: Ninguém é uma ilha em si mesmo. Cada um é uma porção do continente, uma parte do oceano.

„Como encadernação vistosa, feita para iletrados, a mulher se enfeita. Mas ela é um livro místico e a poucos, a quem tal graça se consente, é dado lê-la.“

—  John Donne

Like pictures, or like books' gay coverings made for laymen, are all women thus array'd themselves are only mystic books, which we —whom their imputed grace will dignify — must see reveal'd.
Elegy XX
Citado por Caetano Veloso em Elegia
Citado por Belchior em Carta de Fã

„Nenhuma beleza primaveril ou de verão tem tanta graça como vi em uma face outonal.“

—  John Donne

No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face
"The Autummal" in "Poems of John Donne", Volume 1‎ - Página 117, John Donne - Lawrence & Bullen, 1896

„No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace,
As I have seen in one autumnal face.“

—  John Donne

No. 9, The Autumnal, line 1
Elegies
Fonte: The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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„Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.“

—  John Donne

Fonte: The Poems of John Donne; Miscellaneous Poems (Songs and Sonnets) Elegies. Epithalamions, or Marriage Songs. Satires. Epigrams. the Progress of

„I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved?“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contexto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

„Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contexto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

„They'are ours, though they'are not we“

—  John Donne

The Extasy, line 45
Contexto: We then, who are this new soul, know
Of what we are compos'd and made,
For th' atomies of which we grow
Are souls, whom no change can invade.
But oh alas, so long, so far,
Our bodies why do we forbear?
They'are ours, though they'are not we; we are
The intelligences, they the spheres.

„If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contexto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

„Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so,“

—  John Donne, livro Holy Sonnets

No. 10, line 1
Holy Sonnets (1633)
Contexto: Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so,
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

„For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contexto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

„If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contexto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

„At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise“

—  John Donne, livro Holy Sonnets

No. 7, line 1
Holy Sonnets (1633)
Contexto: At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
From death, you numberless infinities
Of souls, and to your scattred bodies go.

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