Satan Speaks

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Satan Speaks is featured in Lewis's poetry collection, Spirits in Bondage (1919), his first published book.
An illustration for the story Satan Speaks by the author C.S. Lewis
Ivicabrlic, Spider web with morning dew, 2011
An illustration for the story Satan Speaks by the author C.S. Lewis
Ivicabrlic, Spider web with morning dew, 2011
An illustration for the story Satan Speaks by the author C.S. Lewis
I am Nature, the Mighty Mother,
     I am the law: ye have none other.

     I am the flower and the dewdrop fresh,
     I am the lust in your itching flesh.

     I am the battle's filth and strain,
     I am the widow's empty pain.

     I am the sea to smother your breath,
     I am the bomb, the falling death.

     I am the fact and the crushing reason
     To thwart your fantasy's new-born treason.

     I am the spider making her net,
     I am the beast with jaws blood-wet.

     I am a wolf that follows the sun
     And I will catch him ere day be done.

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