John Donne

(24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England)

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A Lame Beggar



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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/21/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    The negativism of life makes the human being to do such begging like jobs to find out a living and here the poet says only few lines and though this is good. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (11/8/2013 9:09:00 PM)

    Even in today's society, you can't be sure if the lame beggar is telling the truth... so many people want to take advantage.. awesome poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Manohar Bhatia (10/15/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    The poet gives out a clear message about a beggar, who is lame but is wont to begging.......... his tears might be just a cover for sympathy. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (10/15/2012 4:51:00 AM)

    Ah the suspicious mind.... frozen to the spot even though he doubts the plea's ... a good short but sweet, confident piece...tyvm karen his lines almost suggest he becomes the victim... clever (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (10/15/2011 4:07:00 AM)

    Yes, indeed a lame beggar cannot stand and move walking as all do but only lie and crawl like a child ever in life! It's a common sight in the street one can witness everyday in my town too! (Report) Reply

  • Herman Chiu (10/15/2009 8:00:00 PM)

    Funny!
    I was caught for a moment, but figured it out, and had a small laugh.
    The kind of joke everyone likes, just a little. (Report) Reply

  • Albert Wong (10/15/2008 11:36:00 PM)

    Oh, this is a mul-tim in-parvo, really enough.
    Thanks for this represents for all the members same voices. (Report) Reply

  • Meriki Parkinson\fraser (10/15/2007 10:54:00 PM)

    Very well written. It comes across quite clearly to the reader.

    Controversial also.

    I am very fond of this short, blunt style of writing.

    Thanks for sharing.
    M* (Report) Reply

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