John Donne

Here you will find the Poem A Burnt Ship of poet John Donne

A Burnt Ship

Out of a fired ship, which by no way
 But drowning could be rescued from the flame,
 Some men leap'd forth, and ever as they came
 Near the foes' ships, did by their shot decay;
 So all were lost, which in the ship were found,
 They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown'd.