John Donne

Here you will find the Poem Holy Sonnet XVI: Father of poet John Donne

Holy Sonnet XVI: Father

Father, part of his double interest 
Unto thy kingdome, thy Sonne gives to mee, 
His joynture in the knottie Trinitie 
Hee keepes, and gives to me his deaths conquest. 
This Lambe, whose death, with life the world hath blest, 
Was from the worlds beginning slaine, and he 
Hath made two Wills, which with the Legacie 
Of his and thy kingdome, doe thy Sonnes invest. 
Yet such are thy laws, that men argue yet 
Whether a man those statutes can fulfill; 
None doth; but all-healing grace and spirit 
Revive againe what law and letter kill. 
Thy lawes abridgement, and thy last command 
Is all but love; Oh let this last Will stand!