gordon nosworthy


Original Sin


this isfundamental
accidents arenot accidental
when evear spat the apple
deadon into the mouth of adamear
he ate
&our teeth still ache

ear had a tooth pulled
gave it to earfriend as a keepsake
earfriend wore the keepsake
for nostalgia’s sake

the tooth decayed
earfriend forgot ear
what one remembers
another probably forgets
time heals most mementoes

ear had more teeth
rotting his head
like carrots gone to earth
but ear
cold not forget his gifts
for ear
could not forget his mouth

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Original Sin by gordon nosworthy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. The Tiger, William Blake
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Risque, Tiku akp
  2. Loss of Innocence, Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. HUMANKIND, john chizoba vincent
  4. Sorry, If I Have Hurt Your Feelings, Ext.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Deep Deep Peace, Margaret Moran
  6. Aflas Ke Basti..., pakeeza rizvi
  7. WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE WORLD?, john chizoba vincent
  8. Walking In Clouds, Juan Olivarez
  9. Of Ancestors From Long Ago, Spiritwind Wood
  10. If I Told You, Spiritwind Wood
[Hata Bildir]