Fall of a Wall

John Donne

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Under an undermined and shot-bruised wall
A too-bold captain perish'd by the fall,
Whose brave misfortune happiest men envied,
That had a town for tomb, his bones to hide.

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  • LittlemAn

    Just working on some homework and came across "Fall of a Wall." I must admit, it wasn't really my cup of tea. The emotional gravitas went over my head a bit. I guess it's about a captain's demise, but the essence of the poem didn't really connect with me on a deeper level. Perhaps, it needs a few more reads for it to sink in, but for now, not my favorite piece of literature.