The Good-Morrow

The Good-Morrow Study Guide

"The Good-Morrow" is a 1633 poem by English poet John Donne. The poem was originally published in his collection Songs and Sonnets, and Donne himself considered it a sonnet, despite the fact that it doesn’t conform to the standard number of lines, stanzas, or the rhyme-scheme of either the Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet. Though the poem contains several allusions to Christianity and Christian themes, its content suggests that it is meant as a love poem addressed to an actual lover, rather than to God or Christ.