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for Miserere Mei

7/11/2010 c1 127Eirien
I like the blend of Latin (title), biblical allusions/ near-quotations and contemporary thoughts. This puts your poem in a whole line of tradition. Also it is very intense in its anguish and sincerity, which reminds me of the psalms. The last few lines reminded me of John Donne's "Batter my heart" in their message, which is one of my favourite poems. Commenting on the content of your poem, if this is biographical in any way, I would like to say that firstly the last few lines show that the speaker still loves God ("I don't want to hurt you")and therefore cannot be THAT lost, and secondly the Saviour always yearns to save and always leaves the 99 to follow the stray one, even for the umpteenth time.

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