Poetry Explication Metaphor As virtous men passe mildly’away, And whisper to their soules, to goe, Whilst some of their sad friends doe say, The breath goes now, and some say, no: So let us melt, and make no noise, No teare-floods,nor sigh-tempests move, ‘Twere prophanation of our joyes To tell the layetie our love. In the 1st and 2nd stanzas, the presenter says that their farewell should be as mild as the uncomplaining deaths of renowned men, for to weep would be ???profanation of our joys.???John Donne’s poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning extensively is a composition rich in metaphors and comparison that invoke both the spiritual and metaphysical nature of love (Donne1). The author commits to provide soothing words at the parting of man and woman.