‘Is the Pacifique Sea my home?’
John Donne's two major poems, the ‘Hymne to God my God, in my sicknesse’ and ‘A Hymne to God the Father’, as well as the prose work, Devotions upon Divergent Occasions, were inspired by his serious illness of 1623. All three works make central use of voyage imagery. The contemporary world is directly invoked in Donne's references to voyaging. Many of his sea-images, including the metaphor of ballast, had a long life. Many of the voyages which Donne brings into service, in both his sermons and his poetry, are trading voyages.
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