powerful

i was going through some Holy Sonnets by John Donne, and i felt ministered. i feel that i have to share this particular one with a powerful message here:

Batter my heart, three-person'd God; for you
As yet but knock; breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but Oh, to no end.
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captived, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

i don’t think i’ll ever reach Donne’s level in poetry. but i’m glad to have the chance to read his work.

more about John Donne below:

http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/
http://www.online-literature.com/donne/
http://www.island-of-freedom.com/DONNE.HTM

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  1. A pastoral poem, cs.
    beautiful & inspiratonal.
    thanks for sharing.
    btw, I’ll still be posting on my blog as usual even while on the move. 🙂

  2. i’ll be looking out for your comments, as usual. 😉


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