napowrimo- 6- april 2020- on bosch’s painting – The Garden of Earthly Delights – letter from adam

letter from adam
Hello Bosch, I am taking you on voyage of my life
About the world that began few days before I came,
God indeed has created a paradise
That hours aren’t enough to explore each place
I swam through the oceans with all adieu
Under the gleaming sun, along with the fishes forming a crew
I walked on the lustrous patches green
Feeling my body achieve an unknown tranquility
The blue sky is adorned with different species of birds
Few from the Arctic , so magnificent they appeared
We have now formed a community of our own
Birds, animals , including the plants and flowers grown
 
Come ,dear Bosch,  would you like to paint me
To tell the world what happened of lately
I wandered everywhere only to find my dream
God created her from my rib, called Eve
I learned to love, to live life wisely
To adore, to feel blessed by God almighty
With time, Eve became my muse, and I her’s
But the evil cast his eye and we were forever cursed
Wasn’t our Faith meant to be strong, that greed overtook its stake
Our nakedness made us shameful, mindful of the mistakes we made
I felt like I had been kicked hard and low
All the artificial fantasy submerged my core
Lust and Greed were our grave sin
We couldn’t but hideaway our faces because we let down our kin
 
With due apologies, we are now poised to be humble
For we do not wish to remain in a vicious bubble
Of temporary hopes or materialistic insanity
We need this world to resonate the power of peace and not vanity
Cause it is easier to be trapped or walk into a dark hole
Mindful of the fact that, today even humans are trolled

    The Ekphrastic Review. work inspired by works of visual art, and often provides images of the specific paintings alongside each poem.
Challenge is  to write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Copyright©2020-11th April by Elvira Lobo
(All rights reserved; unauthorized use prohibited) 

Disclaimer: The image(s) in the post are taken from Google. I don’t claim any of its rights. 
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