Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Original Sin -- A flash poem for Tuesday morning

Adam and Eve were lovers
Lovers bold first lovers old
We are told were way too bold
Old Snake, Satan, evil man
Appealed to Eve, "Have a bite"
"It's okay" (forbidden fruit)
The apples came tumbling down
So they ate until their fill
God rules, they'd disobeyed.  Out!
From the garden 
So are we
 _ _ _ _ _

Poem and Photos Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2017, All Rights Reserved 

Notes and photos: 
 - Photo is my screen print of Erte's "Adam and Eve" which is copied here "Fair use."  Erte was born in 1892 and died in 1990.  He was of French decent and born in Russia (Wikipedia Link).  Adam and Eve along with more of his works may be seen at https://www.wikiart.org/en/erte .
 - I'm Linked with Kerry O'Conner in The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, FLASH 55 PLUS!, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/flash-55-plus.html
This is a 55-word piece to meet Kerry's prompt.  She also challenged us to use a piece of Erte's art as inspiration.  This and the Bible prompted me to write the story of Adam and Eve in a 55 Word Flash Poem with Seven Syllables per line 'Syllabic Form'.
 - I'm (also) linked with Marian in The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-tuesday-platform_8.htmlMarian posted there a lovely little poem by Emily Dickinson on Truth.  Mine today is a Bible truth.  Original Sin Wikipedia Link.

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At Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:56:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Poor Adam and Eve(especially) have had a bad press over the years, just wonder what I would have done in the same place as I can't see me being persuaded to do anything by a snake!

At Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:36:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

So we are! But we have destroyed our own garden.

At Wednesday, August 09, 2017 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a profound write!

At Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:50:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nice image you chose, i hadn't seen that one, Enjoyed your poem on the human condition and our inheritance


From the garden
So are we"

much love...

At Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:50:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank youfor linking to Monday WRites Jim

much love...

At Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:38:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

It all comes down to apples.

At Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:41:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Hah, made me think of Out, damn spot! Different out.


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