Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle A Nativity Play
First Written 1940
Genre Poetry
Origin UK
Publisher Oxford Univesity Press
ISBN-10 1131462556
ISBN-13 978-1131462554
My Copy Hardback with old dustjacket
First Read September 03, 2008

Seed of Adam

ADAM addresses the followers of wealth and wisdom:

ADAM. Dullards of darkness, light's lazybones
Poor primitives of our natural bareness,
where's your awareness? will moans and groans
for gold of brawn or brain regain
the way to the entry of Paradise? up!
shut your eyes, will you? or make a play
for your leisure, and a treasure of your idleness? You,
have you nothing better to do
in our world but play hide and seek with oblivion?
Say, say something, say
who are you? I will tell you, tell you what you knew,
I am Adam.

EVE. Are they fighting again?
ADAM. What else?
They have not the pain that in us stops us fighting.
EVE. Have they found anything?
ADAM. Nothing, my Eve.
They cannot find the centre, the core of the fruit
where the root of return is. I dropped it; it is gone.

Quoted on October 3, 2011

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