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.

John Donne (1572-1631) English poet
Holy Sonnets, No. 10, “Death Be Not Proud” (1609)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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