Thursday, 18 April 2013

106 - Blender Be Not Proud

Blender, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Are blended not, poor thing, nor yet canst thou blend me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And blenders shall be no more, blender, thou shalt blend.

A poor rewriting of the Donne poem 'Death Be Not Proud'.

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