Mihaela Pirjol


Seductive mystery in Garden of Eden;
Fruity red, sensually ripe
In erotic passion to tempt for sin.
Oh! Apple sweet temptation!
You, by God created with intention;
Sacred knowledge...
Carnal pleasure culpable of Life!

Submitted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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  • Silver Star - 7,928 Points Daniel Brick (12/19/2014 10:08:00 AM)

    I checked the GARDEN OF EDEN passage in my copy of the Jerusalem Bible. The whole story is just 49 lines long, yes, m from the creation of Adam through the expulsion is just 49 lines. But so much of our human identity derives from it, obviously through extrapolation. And I like the erotic affirmation you extrapolated! There is a confidence in your language yiu used, no hesitation in asserting the apple's erotic symbolism. Despite words like sin and temptation, I don't see this poem as condemning Adam and Eve. rather the SACRED KNOWLEDGE that comes through is an affirmation of the GARDEN OF LOVE and the apple as a symbol of their passion. The GAERDEN OF EDEN story is closer to the SONG OF SONGS than the BOOK OF APOCALYPSE. Such is the impact of your poem on me. (I see now I have commented earlier on this poem.) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,928 Points Daniel Brick (9/4/2014 7:59:00 PM)

    Your poem offers a revisionist view of the story of Adam and Eve, which is certainly one of the oldest stories most people read. Your poem raises questions by suggestive phrases, SACRED KNOWLEDGE/CARNAL PLEASURE. When Clarence Darrow asked W. J. Bryant at the Scopes Trial, what was Adam and Eve's sin, Bryant a Protestant said, SEX. But the priests taught us in grade school it was disobedience. With such disagreement, you should write your own which you have done. Check my poem IN THE BEGINNING (AN ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNT) - shameless self-promotion! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 205 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/11/2014 8:51:00 AM)

    Very compelling and moving. Your words aptly convey what you are attempting to express. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,414 Points Herbert Guitang (4/24/2014 11:36:00 PM)

    A symbolic fruit of sin
    Nice sharing (Report) Reply

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