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The Ecstasy

Written by: John Donne | Biography
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WHERE like a pillow on a bed  
A pregnant bank swell'd up to rest 
The violet's reclining head  
Sat we two one another's best. 

Our hands were firmly c¨¨mented 5 
By a fast balm which thence did spring; 
Our eye-beams twisted and did thread 
Our eyes upon one double string. 

So to engraft our hands as yet 
Was all the means to make us one; 10 
And pictures in our eyes to get 
Was all our propagation. 

As 'twixt two equal armies Fate 
Suspends uncertain victory  
Our souls¡ªwhich to advance their state 15 
Were gone out¡ªhung 'twixt her and me. 

And whilst our souls negotiate there  
We like sepulchral statues lay; 
All day the same our postures were  
And we said nothing all the day. 20