The English poet of the...
The English poet of the Elizabethan era, John Donne, captures the complexity of our
struggle against sin in his famous poem, "Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter My Heart, Three-
Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you
As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow mee, and bend
Your force, to breake, blow, burn and make mee new.
Donne ends his poem by saying,
Divorce mee, untie, or breake that knot againe,
Take mee to you, imprison mee, for I