[Milton-L] Another Adam poem

Nancy Charlton nbcharlton at comcast.net
Mon Jan 4 14:38:46 EST 2010

Thought you all might enjoy today's selection on Poetry Daily.  Happy 
New Year and best wishes,

Nancy Charlton

Good God

Instead of casting them out of paradise,
Instead of making them labor in pain and sweat,
Instead of instilling tristesse after coitus,
Instead of giving them fire to burn their house down

And light their way into the outer world,

He could have split them, each with a memory of the other,
And put them each into a separate world.

Mark Jarman <http://poems.com/feature.php?date=14614>

New Ohio Review <http://www.ohio.edu/nor>
Fall 2009

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