Bust of John Donne by Nigel Boonham, 2012, St Paul's Cathedral Gardens, City of London, England. Donne was a poet, priest, and a Dean of St Paul's, and the bronze bust stands in the newly completed garden to the South of the cathedral. The bust points almost due west but shows Donne turning to face east towards his birthplace on Bread Street. The directions of the compass were important to Donne in his metaphysical work: east is the Rising Sun, the Holy Land and Christ, while west is the place of decline and of death. Underneath the bust is inscribed the Donne text 'Hence is't, that I am carried towards the West, This day, when my Soul's form bends to the East'. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Bust of John Donne by Nigel Boonham, 2012, St Paul's Cathedral Gardens, City of London, England. Donne was a poet, priest, and a Dean of St Paul's, and the bronze bust stands in the newly completed garden to the South of the cathedral. The bust points almost due west but shows Donne turning to face east towards his birthplace on Bread Street. The directions of the compass were important to Donne in his metaphysical work: east is the Rising Sun, the Holy Land and...
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