Do you give yourself to me utterly,
Body and no-body, flesh and no-flesh
Not as a fugitive, blindly or bitterly,
But as a child might, with no other wish?
Then I shall bear you down my estuary,
Carry you and ferry you to burial mysteriously,
Take you and receive you,
Consume you, engulf you,
In the huge cave, my belly, lave you
With huger waves continually.
And you shall cling and clamber there
And slumber there, in that dumb chamber,
Beat with my blood's beat, hear my heart move
Blindly in bones that ride above you,
Delve in my flesh, dissolved and bedded,
Through viewless valves embodied so –
Till daylight, the expulsion and awakening,
The riving and the driving forth,
Life with remorseless forceps beckoning –
Pangs and betrayal of harsh birth.
SHARED, ONLINE MATRIX
Use the information you've gathered responded to the Guiding Questions to complete a shared, online, ALARM Matrix. Please be considerate of others when using this method; used correctly it is a valuable way to share and improve knowledge. Fill in the gaps where possible to make it a more effective collection tool.
Use the information gathered to respond to the following question(s):
You should respond to these questions using a formal, essay style. Consider one of these scaffolds to help structure the paragraphs in your response.