Eden Lost

It all sprang

from the Big Bang

when nature sang

to the music of silence.


It was risky of God

to form from the sod

a miniature god

a bit like himself,

only smaller,

not taller.

That was Adam,

then Eve.


Full of conceit

they practised deceit.

Fell out with their Maker.

Both doomed to hard labour.

Expelled from the garden.


Their progeny grew

out of sync

with the link

to their nature.

Deafened music with speech,

grasped power to outreach

the intent of their Maker.

Now towering pride

thought them taller,

not smaller.


At last they feel able

to scorn Eden

for Babel.