"For God's sake hold your tongue and let me love."
Even more than Petrarch and Spenser, John Donne is a poet of Love. The poem, The Canonization embodies all those qualities which make Donne’s poetry of love non-peril. Although he conceives of love as one of the most invigorating and vigorous aspects of life and sometimes even raises it to the position of supreme importance’ his is no mere echo of the Petrarchian love –worship of the beloved. On the other hand The Canonization, is a mire situation of love . Donne is at once physical and spiritual, for he does not separate the two into exclusive categories. Farther, The Canonization, also speaks of love not in the deliquescing and meting rhythm of the poets of yore but in the vigorous and colloquially dramatic tone that is possible only to Donne. The poem unites the abstract and the near, sublime with the commonplace.