"BATTER MY HEART, THREE-PERSON'D GOD" 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,
- •Labour to admit you, but O, 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.