Linda Hepner

Veteran Poet - 1,166 Points (London)

God's Wife - Poem by Linda Hepner

He didn't make the darkness; was it there?
He didn't see it, all he saw was glare
Behind his eyeballs, so he conjured light
That imitated dream state of his night.
But he ignored his primal, wedded state:
He did not see his dark and ordered mate,
Whose vast empiric science ruled the sky,
Letting him write or sing or sit or fly.
So he composed a fire creating sun
That lit and led his creatures on a run
Far on the road to understanding him;
They all decided they were just his whim,
And as he played with them his Darkness wife
Seeing her nature misread, quit, and life
Became a chaos for him and for all
The creatures he had caused to rise and fall.
Soon they divorced and men called him the Good
And her the Evil One: now all men should
Avoid her, battling in the schismed scheme
That could have been another, peaceful dream.

Comments about God's Wife by Linda Hepner

  • (7/25/2005 8:07:00 AM)

    the poem rates well. as once commented, free verse would flow into the readers' veins as SWEET MELON-juice.

    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/23/2005 4:58:00 PM)

    This is interesting, Linda. There are good lines and images, but I would love to see it in free verse...just a thought.

    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

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?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]