At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7)
At the round earth's imagined corners, blow Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise From death, you numberless infinities Of souls, and to your scattered bodies go, All whom the flood did, and fire shall, o'erthrow, All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain, and you whose eyes, Shall behold God, and never taste death's woe. But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space; For, if above all these, my sins abound, 'Tis late to ask abundance of thy grace, When we are there. Here on this lowly ground, Teach me how to repent; for that's as good As if thou'hadst seal'd my pardon with thy blood.
This poem is in the public domain.
The poet John Donne is known as the founder of the Metaphysical Poets, which included George Herbert and Andrew Marvell, among others.
Date Published: 1633-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/round-earths-imagined-corners-holy-sonnet-7