View this email on a browserForward to a friend
April 13, 2014

The Good-Morrow

John Donne

About This Poem


Many modern scholars believe that “The Good-Morrow” by John Donne was the first poem in Donne’s fifth text, Songs and Sonnets, published in 1633.


John Donne was born in 1572 in London. He is known as the founder of the Metaphysical Poets and is recognized for his ability to startle the reader and coax new perspective through paradoxical images, subtle argument, and inventive syntax. Donne died in London in 1631.

Poetry by Donne


by George Gordon Byron


"Cradle Song"
by William Blake


"Lullaby of an Infant Chief"
by Sir Walter Scott




Launched during National Poetry Month in 2006, Poem-a-Day features new and previously unpublished poems by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends.