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As a departure, I’m sharing my favourite poem rather than one of my own.  Looking over it again, I feel like this might have been one of my early inspirations for Otherworld.  What do you think?

Batter My Heart
by John Donne

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,
Labor 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.


This is a little poem I thought up when I was pondering the Titanic, the tower of Babel, and Man’s hubris.  Hope you like it.


Alas for the drowned
That Man’s arrogance
Had so great a price
For the isolated
That abandoned Babel
Was ever begun
Woe to those
Who would attain God’s throne
Or would ever challenge
The Master of frosty seas