On September 20th, 2013 this website was launched.
Today marks an important event. It has been precisely 7 years, 11 months, and 28 days since I first created and posted here. I was in tech school at the time. It will be 8 years on the 20th.
What has changed since 2013. Can you remember 2013?
It doesn’t seem that long ago – but it will be 8 years! WOW!
Where will we all be in 8 more years… Perhaps it would be the proper time to read some poetry.
What is Poetry?
Writing a poem is not about bringing some words together to create some charming sentences.
It’s so much deeper than that. Writing poetry is a bridge that allows people to express their feelings and make others live every single word they read.
Poetry is to educate people, to lead them away from hate to love, from violence to mercy and pity.
Writing poetry is to help this community better understand life and live it more passionately.
Who is John Donne? One of the most famous poets.
I personally had no idea who this was, but looking for some great poems I came across this great man named John Donne. Here is some information on him.
His great education and poetic talents, Donne lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends.
He spent much of the money he inherited during and after his education on womanizing, literature, pastimes, and travel.
In 1601, Donne secretly married Anne More, with whom he had twelve children.
In 1615 he was ordained deacon and then Anglican priest, although he did not want to take Holy Orders and only did so because the king ordered it.
He also served as a member of Parliament in 1601 and in 1614.
John Donne was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a recreant family, who later became a cleric in the Church of England.
Under royal patronage, he was made Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Donne’s love poetry was written nearly 400 years ago; yet one reason for its appeal is that it speaks to us as directly and urgently as if we overhear a present confidence.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to others, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.
Some of Donne’s finest love poems, such as “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” prescribe the condition of a mutual attachment that time and distance cannot diminish:
Dull sublunary lovers’ love
(Whose soul is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.
But we by a love, so much refined,
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assured of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
Ah yes, is it better to have love, then lost – then ever to love at all?
It is a very powerful emotion. The man who can completely control that emotion, is strong indeed.
Someday someone will break you. And then, you will become unbreakable.
Read more about John Donne @ Wikipedia
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