Our Life in Poetry: John Donne

Our Life in Poetry: John Donne

Poetry course conducted by Michael Braziller with guest poet Maria Ponsot.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

This is the tenth of Donne’s nineteen Holy Sonnets. Taken from ‘Six Centuries of Verse’ (1984), episode six “Metaphysical and Devotional Poets 1590-1670”.

  1. barnettmasAug 17, 2012

    it’s Marie Ponsot, not Maria..

  2. kennedy20007Aug 17, 2012

    I get the sense there is a strong smell of old books and musty potatoes?

  3. thisisac***Aug 17, 2012

    SHE TAKES TO LONG TO SPECK ANNOYING

  4. SixtyFourManAug 17, 2012

    The guy has no idea what he’s talking about, and the lady knows it.

  5. becauseican66Aug 17, 2012

    I have an essay on forbidden mourning, one of my favorite poems 🙂

  6. jami7ahAug 17, 2012

    Thank you… 🙂

  7. PrometheusOfFireAug 17, 2012

    Let not the bands inspire you to enjoy the beauty of words, but that the authors of old give you wisdom instead.

  8. wishyzyAug 17, 2012

    how to download this video?

  9. wishyzyAug 17, 2012

    how to download this video?

  10. 2eyreAug 17, 2012

    am i missing somtehing here ??

  11. friulanoAug 17, 2012

    Stupenda lettura,bellissima voce. Non conoscevo questo attore,ma la sua maniera di leggere poesie è superiore a quelli che vengono di solito lodati, Gielguld o la ridicola voce chioccia di Richard Burton

  12. whisper432Aug 17, 2012

    Thanks for this video! I’ve listened to it at least a dozen times in an effort to memorize the poem… it’s a great recitation.

  13. degasAug 17, 2012

    I enjoy milk,….so I love cows…

  14. DamnedfaithAug 17, 2012

    10 months later there is someone.. to f***ing SECOND THAT!

    I have nothing intelligent to say by the way.

  15. RheastoriaAug 17, 2012

    John Donne was born in London in 1572. It’s a British poem.

  16. chakmak84Aug 17, 2012

    You’re joking right?

  17. brownhebijeeAug 17, 2012

    the voice is everything.

  18. himalayawayAug 17, 2012

    one word.. hope.

  19. MrOlenevodAug 17, 2012

    COBHC m/

  20. bruced47Aug 17, 2012

    Nicely done, with wonderful dramatic pauses and inflections of the voice.

  21. HellBoy133333Aug 17, 2012

    umm in the song Follow the Reaper by Children of Bodom there’s an insert from this poem 😉 also Children of Bodom is my all time favorite band so i love this poem too

  22. gadgetgirl61Aug 17, 2012

    it is awesome

  23. gadgetgirl61Aug 17, 2012

    this is my recitation

  24. SuicideOnMyMindAug 17, 2012

    this is a perfect reading of such a great poem.

  25. Warriorbard1Aug 17, 2012

    excellent stuff!!! beautifully read

  26. John ChamberlainAug 17, 2012

    stunning, stunning, stunning!

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