The Ship of Death (part 5) by D.H. Lawrence

The Ship of Death (part 5) by D.H. Lawrence

 

Build then the ship of death, for you must take

the longest journey, to oblivion.

 

And die the death, the long and painful death

that lies between the old self and the new.

 

Already our bodies are fallen, bruised, badly bruised,

already our souls are oozing through the exit

of the cruel bruise.

 

Already the dark and endless ocean of the end

is washing in through the breaches of our wounds,

Already the flood is upon us.