True love is something hard to find. Some people doubt if it even exists. Throughout time people have been forever searching for that perfect soul mate to spend the rest of their life with. John Donne and the musical band Foreigner are both artists who have put their thoughts for their quest of true love into words. John Donne expresses his search in time in his poem, The Canonization and Foreigner does so in their song, I Want To Know What Love Is. In John Donnes poem The Canonization there is a speaker telling someone about the disbeliefs of the capability of finding true love. That over time the same outcome will happen in a relationship. Perhaps Donne himself is struggling mentally with the idea of getting too caught up in a relationship because of previous bad experiences he has had with love. So he has set up this poem as a warning to convey his feelings and concerns that no relationship is capable of working. Donne believes that it is impossible for couples to be in a relationship where people are faithful and can be trusted. He feels that anyone who thinks that they have found that one perfect person has been fooled. In the first stanza of the poem he says how he should not have to hide the feelings that he is having. He should be allowed to love exactly how he is and he shouldnt be afraid of being in love with someone. His heart should be free and not held down. Donne goes on and in the next stanza he starts off by saying, Alas, alas, whos injured by my love? What merchants ships have my sighs drowned? Who says my tears have overflowed his ground? When did the hearts which my veins fill Add one more to the plauguy bill? Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still Litigious men, which quarrels move, Though she and I do love (51). There Donne is expressing his real concerns with love in the first line of that stanza. He goes on and looks at how he has been hur…
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