John Donne: I Am Inspired

March 25, 2013
I was really inspired by Cari-Jane's blog post about having poetry stuck in your head. She made a beautiful treasury as a homage to a poem from Yeats that swims around in her head. As soon as I read that blog post, a line from an e.e. cummings poem popped into my head -- "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands" -- that a high school English teacher quoted me about my hands. Then I was reminded of a William Carlos Williams poem that I learned in high school, and finally I though about a poem written by John Donne that I had to memorise for a midterm in university. It is this poem that inspired the following treasury, and while I made it, I thought about the Sun and how I love its warmth, as well as the wonder of Spring.
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Yellow daffodil, flower...

Old Window / Frame

Gold sheer Curtains, Fr...

French vintage skeleton...

Sweet and Simple Vintag...

Vintage Breakfast In Be...

Vintage French Fine Lin...

Infinity Ring sterling ...

RESERVED for allycat127...

Tree Photography, Bloss...

1 Pc Round Pocket Watch...

Turquoise Blue Mason Ja...

one wood fired porcelai...

Simple Crown Ring in st...

Black and beige, Geomet...

Valentine Cloud Mobile ...

by John Donne

        BUSY old fool, unruly Sun,
        Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains, call on us ?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run ?
        Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
        Late school-boys and sour prentices,
    Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride,
    Call country ants to harvest offices ;
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

*just and excerpt, see the full poem here

What poems have inspired you lately?


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