Inspired by Perelandra and That Hideous Strength


Into the nightmare monster’s embrace
The teeth and the claws and the jaws of the face
The ripping of skin and the reeking of breath
The real life enacting of myth
(For he loved not his life unto death)

Ransom! vs. the Unman!
Ransom! the Unman!
Ransom! the Unman!
Ransom! the Unman!

He flung himself on the death that was living
“His hands taught him terrible things…
He felt its ribs break…
Heard its jawn-bone crack.”
As they pummeled and scraped and attacked
(But he’s not of those who shrink back!)

“In the sphere of Venus I learned war.
In this age Saturn will descend.
I am the Pendragon.”

–C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

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