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Eve

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 09-22-1999 12:28 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin


"Eve" is the first of a trilogy
about the wives (of Adam,
Cain and Seth,) who were
the initial women refered
to in the book of Genesis.

Eve

Morning and evening bordered that first day
of awareness, the fact of being, what to think,
the other peering too, as unsure of his way
as I was, till the Voice from the dusk had us drink,
eat the fruit of a tree, gave us speech and a mind
remembering what was said. Even more, all I see
stays with me to enjoy, as at first, what I find
well-pleasing. He spoke of creation, we were free
with two restrictions, and all the fruit ours to eat,
Eden overflowing. A pair of special trees
we were not to indulge, our knowlege incomplete,
although seeming to be free to do as we please.
It was He who taught us to touch and procreate,
to enjoy waiting for discourses He'd relate.


Some portals once opened will never close again,
innocence a fragrance no one can rebottle.
Frankincense uncontained like a cliched refrain,
tomorrow, forgotten, though today, full-throttle.
To the west lies Eden, wander east to find Cain,
killer on his forehead, rejection in his heart,
hunter clan, a self-willed mighty man born to pain.
Obedience negates the need to see that part
the future has in store before we make the step
questioning minds insist naivete undertake.
"Hindsight, a bitter pill's prescription had I kept
one eye on, perfection's Eden we'd not forsake
for knowing anything, beyond that loving hand
extended to those first made for His promised land."


--BGvH
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Women of the Word
Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/baron/women/women_main.htm

[This message has been edited by H. Arlequin (edited 09-23-1999).]
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Justbleu
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1 posted 09-22-1999 12:37 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Interestingly said....I liked it!!
Thanks

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"Is she living in a dream, Is she playing make-believe???"
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Artur Hawkwing
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2 posted 09-22-1999 12:40 AM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

I was reading this poem when I started to wonder why there had to be so many mysteries in this world. If I could visit any time span I wished, I would always choose the years when paradise on earth existed. I can only dream of how beautiful Eden was, much less visualize. Now, what to do with all the mysteries in the world I ponder. Now there are still the dinosaurs, and the evolution theory. And Eve and Adam, who and what were they, what were they like, were they tall or short, were they burning with eternal energy. I did hear rumors that Adam had an ultimately high vocabulary.. he named all the animals! So many controversies it make me grind my teeth. Did you write this yourself?

Opening my mouth in shocked amazement.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-22-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very well spoken!!

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
H. Arlequin
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4 posted 09-22-1999 10:06 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Hi Artur, Justbleu and Hoot_owl_m!!

I would like to thank each of you for your very encouraginmg words, and the gift of your time in making them!

smoooooooooooooooches,


HA


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snow in summer
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5 posted 09-23-1999 08:18 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

This is a really beautiful poem that just flows from image to image. It's hard to find a new way to describe the story of Eve but there are lots of things here that are captivating... such as describing innocence as a fragrance. That is wonderful.
Mike
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6 posted 09-23-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

very impressive...
as well as you poetry on the website.
Pepper
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7 posted 09-24-1999 07:00 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

HA...an interesting rendering....a truly pleasurable read....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Nan
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8 posted 09-24-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...A very lovely and innovative look at an ancient story with a timeless theme... - Off to read the sequels now...
 
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