John Donne is a poet who once compared two lovers to the legs of a drawing compass. He surprises his readers with interesting comparisons that make us think about something in a fresh way. Today’s reading, “That I May Rise” (page 6 in the CUA Primer), is John Donne’s Holy Sonnet XIV. In it, Donne compares God to a forceful invader. Read the poem and see what you think about the following question: Is it appropriate for Donne to use imagery of such violence to refer to God?