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    Smile End-of-semester melancholy has brought me to this land

    Hello, everyone! I found this website as I was doing amateur research on seventeenth century poets (namely, John Donne, with whom I lately relate quite a bit), and thought it would be a marvelous idea to join. I love literature, but sadly most online friendship networks offer very little stimulation to one's neurons. I am excited to have found this network and hope to both benefit from and contribute something to.

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    Hello socratica, glad you found us, hope you have fun here
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    heya socratica......welcome to the forum.. we look forward to more posts from u ...u could send in stuff on Donne...it might be helpful for some of us here studying literature and u could get comments on ur work too!

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    That so many sweet flowers bore. - "The Garden of Love", William Blake.

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    Cool Donne-- religion and relationships

    Well, actually I found a lot of good works by Donne on this website. I am not doing anything scholarly on him, I just find the solace I need by reading his poetry because I can relate to him at this time. Like him, I was raised Catholic, but logic and the study of philosophy have led me to abandon the mythology with which I was raised. Also like Donne, however, I may have to adopt some sort of Methodist or Protestant religion just to fit in and avoid verbal persecution... but that'll be later on, when I am a bit older and only if my career has anything to do with influencing the public (WHO in the world as it is today would be moved by an Atheist? Really, WHO?). ALso, the romantic and extramarital engagements in which Donne engaged remind of certain engagements of mine as of late... that is probably a bit too much information for you, I suppose. (I am NOT married, by the way.... but I am in a serious relationship).
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