Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
John Donne

Photo Steve Sage
steve day of the dead

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6 Responses to

  1. Barb Estinson says:

    I like the Donne quote. Interesting picture. Do you know the story of it?

  2. L says:

    Steve has an amazing eye for photography…would the picture be of the holiday Día de Todos los Santos?

    Donne’s poem has been a classic for centuries….I can only imagine how various people’s feelings or interpretations would be … Limitless? Encompassing? Forsaken? Nothing? Beyond infinity?

    Colorful Array……….

  3. Jesse says:

    Ahem, Isn’t it spelled John Donne? Another matching quote and pic, very nice … great choice for poem!

    • Sandy says:

      Consider it corrected as we speak!

    • Sandy says:

      I went back and looked at the original and I had it right, got changed a long the way and i took the liberty to edit Lesa and Barb’s comment to correct the spelling, so there you have it Mr Spell Check 🙂 Actually I appreciate it as I want to be correct, stuff like that matters to me.

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