Monday, September 15, 2014

On Mothers' Eve.

God the Son informing Eve of the consequences of her choice to eat the forbidden fruit and learn good from evil.

In gaining the knowledge of procreation, she will learn by experience how to be a god and govern her children, this act will increase her sorrow.

"Thy sorrow I will greatly multiplie [193]
By thy Conception;
Children thou shalt bring In sorrow forth," 

(John Milton, Paradise Lost Book 10)

"Four times my mother bore children.
Four times she offered her life,
on the delivery table,
In sorrow she brought forth,
four children.

A fifth she lost in utero,
she named him Dana Allen.

She mourned his loss,
the remainder of her days."

(Steven Lynn Bassett , The Offering of her Life)