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The Good Morrow

The Good Morrow


by John Donne

The Good Morrow Community Quotes

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Quote #4

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears (15)

In line 14 the speaker tells us that he both is a world and has a world (his lover). The same goes for her. But in line 15 we get a high-definition description of just how close this couple is. Not only are they a pair of different worlds, ready to be erotically explored; they are also mirror-images of each other. When he looks into her eyes, he sees a reflection of himself.

Quote #5

Whatever dies, was not mixed equally (19)

Bad unions are out of whack and unhealthy. In fact, when anything dies it's a sign that it contained disorder. Feeling under-the-weather this morning? Looks like your bodily humors are out of balance and if you don't get them back in the game, you'll probably die.

Quote #6

If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die (20-21)

It doesn't get more perfect than this, folks. This couple's love is so balanced and shared that it's like good news at the doctor's office: healthy and disease-free. Plus, this union is going to be bright-eyed and ruddy-cheeked for a long time. It's never going to weaken and it's never going to die.

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