Happy Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day!

Led to it by the episode “Rent” from the Starz TV series Outlander (current screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s novel), I hold in my pocket John Donne’s poem “Present in Absence.”

Claire recites the opening stanza that opens the episode:

ABSENCE, hear thou my protestation
    Against thy strength,
    Distance, and length;
Do what thou canst for alteration:
  For hearts of truest mettle
  Absence doth join, and Time doth settle.

What’s in your pocket?

I hope it has been a versified National Poetry Month for you!


Other Outlander posts on this blog include the following (the first two are closely related):

One thought on “Happy Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day!

  1. Pingback: Outlander and Culloden: Finding Truth in Representation | Philosofishal

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