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John Donne (1572–1631).  The Poems of John Donne.  1896.
 
Divine Poems
6. Resurrection
 
Moist with one drop of Thy blood, my dry soul
Shall—though she now be in extreme degree
Too stony hard, and yet too fleshly—be
Freed by that drop, from being starved, hard or foul,
And life by this death abled shall control        5
Death, whom Thy death slew; nor shall to me
Fear of first or last death bring misery,
If in Thy life-book 1 my name thou enroll.
Flesh in that long sleep is not putrified,
But made that there, of which, and for which it was;        10
Nor can by other means be glorified. 2
May then sin’s sleep and death soon from me pass,
That waked from both, I again risen may
Salute the last and everlasting day.
 
Note 1. l. 8. So 1635; 1633, little book [back]
Note 2. l. 11. St. MS., purified [back]
 
 
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