Malcolm Evison

Rookie - 0 Points (15 June 1944 / Canterbury)

Adam - Poem by Malcolm Evison

This man, this image is the scheme
of things. This pure delight
he finds as he touches
the flesh of a woman. Man-made
this gift of God, the rib that grew

and blossomed to preserve
the blossoming. The man seeks entrance, strives
to heal the wound. Who can unite
these themes; this earth, these images,
his dreams - deeper than knowledge?

This man, this image is
the scheme of things -
within it and beyond.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 16, 2005

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