in the lowest deep a lower deep

Which way I flie is Hell; my self am Hell;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep
Still threatning to devour me opens wide,
To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heav’n.

Lucifer in Paradise Lost, Book IV, l. 75-78

Published by

Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

2 thoughts on “in the lowest deep a lower deep”

  1. Seriously, I adore Paradise Lost. You have been making my day with this stuff. The descriptions of Christ in the third book are some of the most beautiful things I have ever read; I think I may have even gotten slightly misty my first time through it, and I am not embarrassed at all. That’s how much I love it! :)

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