Please help me. I need help interrupting John Donne's "Song:Go and catch a Falling Star"
Song:Go and Catch a Falling Star
by John Donne
Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
Serves to advance an honest mind.
If thou be'st born to strange sights,
Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
Till age snow white hairs on thee,
Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me,
All strange wonders that befell thee,
Lives a woman true, and fair.
If thou find'st one, let me know,
Such a pilgrimage were sweet;
Yet do not, I would not go,
Though at next door we might meet;
Though she were true, when you met her,
And last, till you write your letter,
False, ere I come, to two, or three
For a previous discussion of this poem go here:
Author: William Blake
I Do not understand T.S. Eliot's Love Poem of J. Alfred Prufrock. Someone mentioned it having something to do with concommitment. Can any one help?
The narrator keeps trying to do something, meet people, say something important, always to be turned down, turned away or laughed at. He's constantly second-guessing himself.
John Donne wrote "Teach me to hear mermaids singing" ??? !!!
I had no idea!
Marie, for a discussion of Eliot's poem, go here.