Marieta Maglas

Gold Star - 9,629 Points (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania)

Bible, Franz Kafka And Mayan Popol Vuh - Poem by Marieta Maglas

Drinking wine, because the
Wine is for the spirit, eating
Bread, because the bread
Is in the flesh of the body,
Needing to be alive, needing
To be able to use the words,
All the words belonging to
God in the moment that ''God
Said, Let us make man in our
Image, '' as it is written in
the Bible.

So, the Lord gave us the words,
As a great gift. So, we are
Drinking wine, and we are
Eating bread to be with Him,
Because without Him, our words
May become silence. Moreover,
We may be unable to use them,
We may ''turn into monkeys'' as
it is written in Mayan Popol Vuh.
Who really knows how many kinds of species
Talked? Why did the serpent talk with
Eve? Did the serpent belong to a
Talking specie? What Kafka really
Wanted to say in his ''Metamorphosis''?
I understand that we can die all and
We can be created again by Him,
The Great Creator. The Darwin's theory
Of evolution and Mayan theory of
Involution may be false, but the
power of God is true. All I really know
Is that we need to be good people
And really faithful to be existent.

Topic(s) of this poem: bible

Form: Dramatic Monologue

Comments about Bible, Franz Kafka And Mayan Popol Vuh by Marieta Maglas

  • Ravi Sathasivam (9/2/2012 11:18:00 PM)

    God is always great. Amen!
    Knowledgeable thoughts shown here.
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Rajendran Muthiah (8/31/2012 10:39:00 AM)

    The power of God is true and great. The mortals are temptible to err. The human generations will be going on inventing reasons for God's creations and destructions. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2012 2:47:00 PM)

    ''1Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
    3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
    4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
    5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.''- Genesis 3
    ''Hurricane makes a great rain.
    It rains all day and rains all night.
    There is a terrible flood
    and the earth is blackened.
    The creatures of the forest
    come into the homes of the doll-people.

    You have chased us from our homes
    so now we will take yours,
    they growl.
    And their dogs and turkeys cry out,
    You have abused us
    so now we shall eat you!
    Even their pots and grinding stones speak,
    We will burn you and pound on you
    just as you have done to us!

    The wooden people scatter into the forest.
    Their faces are crushed,
    and they are turned into monkeys.
    And this is why monkeys look like humans.
    They are what is left of what came before,
    an experiment in human design.''-Mayan Popol Vuh-The Creation
    ''One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. He lay on his armour-hard back and saw, as he lifted his head up a little, his brown, arched abdomen divided up into rigid bow-like sections. From this height the blanket, just about ready to slide off completely, could hardly stay in place. His numerous legs, pitifully thin in comparison to the rest of his circumference, flickered helplessly before his eyes.
    “What’s happened to me, ” he thought. It was no dream. His room, a proper room for a human being, only somewhat too small, lay quietly between the four well-known walls. Above the table, on which an unpacked collection of sample cloth goods was spread out—Samsa was a travelling salesman—hung the picture which he had cut out of an illustrated magazine a little while ago and set in a pretty gilt frame. It was a picture of a woman with a fur hat and a fur boa. She sat erect there, lifting up in the direction of the viewer a solid fur muff into which her entire forearm had disappeared.''-Kafka-The Metamorphosis
    ''The homological structure, embryological development, and rudimentary organs of a species, whether it be man or any other animal, to which our attention may be directed, remain to be considered; but these great classes of facts afford, as it appears to me, ample and conclusive evidence in favour of the principle of gradual evolution. The strong support derived from the other arguments should, however, always be kept before the mind.
    The sole object of this work is to consider, firstly, whether man, like every other species, is descended from some pre-existing form; secondly, the manner of his development; and thirdly, the value of the differences between the so-called races of man. As I shall confine myself to these points, it will not be necessary to describe in detail the differences between the several races—an enormous subject which has been fully discussed in many valuable works. The high antiquity of man has recently been demonstrated by the labours of a host of eminent men, beginning with M. Boucher de Perthes; and this is the indispensable basis for understanding his origin. I shall, therefore, take this conclusion for granted, and may refer my readers to the admirable treatises of Sir Charles Lyell, Sir John Lubbock, and others. Nor shall I have occasion to do more than to allude to the amount of difference between man and the anthropomorphous apes; for Prof. Huxley, in the opinion of most competent judges, has conclusively shewn that in every single visible character man differs less from the higher apes than these do from the lower members of the same order of Primates.
    This work contains hardly any original facts in regard to man; but as the conclusions at which I arrived, after drawing up a rough draft, appeared to me interesting, I thought that they might interest others. It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known: but ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. The conclusion that man is the co-descendant with other species of some ancient, lower, and extinct form, is not in any degree new.''-Darwin -The Descent Of Man.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 7, 2015

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