October 30, 2011

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Academy of American Poets

October 30, 2011

Today's poem appears in John Donne's Poetry, published by W. W. Norton & Company.

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Other Donne Poems

  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
  • Air and Angels
  • At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7)
  • Batter my heart, three person'd God (Holy Sonnet 14)
  • Break of Day

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    The Apparition
    by John Donne

    When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, I am dead
             And that thou think'st thee free
    From all solicitation from me,
    Then shall my ghost come to thy bed,
    And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse arms shall see;
    Then thy sick taper will begin to wink,
    And he, whose thou art then, being tir'd before,
    Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think
             Thou call'st for more,
    And in false sleep will from thee shrink;
    And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou
    Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie
             A verier ghost than I.
    What I will say, I will not tell thee now,
    Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent,
    I'had rather thou shouldst painfully repent,
    Than by my threat'nings rest still innocent.

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    Academy of American Poets

    October 30, 2011

    Today's poem appears in John Donne's Poetry, published by W. W. Norton & Company.

    More from this author




    Other Donne Poems

  • A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
  • Air and Angels
  • At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7)
  • Batter my heart, three person'd God (Holy Sonnet 14)
  • Break of Day

  • You can unsubscribe from our Poem-A-Day emails at at anytime—either completely, or until next April.

    Academy of American Poets
    75 Maiden Lane
    Suite 901
    New York, NY 10038
    212-274-0343
    academy@poets.org



    The Apparition
    by John Donne

    When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, I am dead
             And that thou think'st thee free
    From all solicitation from me,
    Then shall my ghost come to thy bed,
    And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse arms shall see;
    Then thy sick taper will begin to wink,
    And he, whose thou art then, being tir'd before,
    Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think
             Thou call'st for more,
    And in false sleep will from thee shrink;
    And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou
    Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie
             A verier ghost than I.
    What I will say, I will not tell thee now,
    Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent,
    I'had rather thou shouldst painfully repent,
    Than by my threat'nings rest still innocent.

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