|Now we’ve the Garden chosen to maintain
We should, dear Eve, be mindful of God’s Law,
So future generations might remain
Within this rightful realm forevermore.
We first must give the Lord out purest love
And for His works enrapt, astonished praise
Since, though inside us, He is yet above
Our own inventive minds and artful ways –
Which lead us, otherwise, to think we be
Ourselves the greatest power upon the earth,
And in our lust to prove we’re fully free
To desecrate her womb with blight and dearth.
|To this great law of God we shall be true,
For we have seen what arrogance can do.
|12 Sonnets from Eden
by Michael Peach
21 May 1999