At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7)
by John Donne
At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7) Mortality Quotes
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But let them sleep, Lord (line 9)
According to this poem, death is just the "sleep" between the end of earthly life and the beginning of eternal life. It's funny how the speaker sounds like a nervous parent huddled over a crib: "They look so peaceful – let's let them sleep, huh?"