John Donne: Poet in the City – St Paul's Cathedral Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation How to Deal with Writer's Anxiety and Writer's BlockAmerican Authors – Stay Around (Audio) 10 thoughts on “John Donne: Poet in the City – St Paul's Cathedral” I’d rather not Reply …horrendously over formal reeks of establishment Reply Thank you. Reply During the program I was greatly pleased to be able to listen to a friendly and yet refined reading of Donne's sonnet "Death Be Not Proud", which incidentally is one of his poems I translated into Japanese more or less satisfactorily to myself (not published, alas!). ♫（＊I've saved on my PC this YouTube presentation by London's Cathedral on 12 May 2012. …I should have known it much much earlier !) Reply As a mere but long-time reader of his poetry, a thousand cheers and thanks to St Paul's Cathedral for holding this special event commemorating the work and thought of the early 17th century Dean John Donne (an important poet as well). …His poetry (all of it) has been with me for years and years now since my postgraduate time despite my painful difficulty in appreciating it as it probably should be. …I'd have flown to London to see this great event with my own eyes & ears if only I were young & strong enough (even now that "I have lived long enough: my way of life is fallen to the sear, the yellow leaf…")…✋✋ Reply So glad they shared this online. Reply The brief talk by Peter McCullough is well done. Glad to see an event celebrating Donne's work and life. Reply I'm an atheist, and I really love this! Well, I am a huge admirer of the staggering ingenuity of John Donne's poetry. Reply Well Donne, do forgive the pun!:) Im just a fool waxing fun, for my mind is rather UnDonne:) Reply Nice production – nice photography. You are doing a wonderful thing by keeping alive the cultural history of England. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.