Eve’s Period, The Period of Eve
Waiting for the inevitable pain of being fertile
(my own fertility is being a pain)
makes me think of the permutations of Eve
depicted as she, who caused the fall of man
Original Sin in the Christian Bible’s root was the
Garden of Eden’s expulsion of Adam and Eve
Eve’s surrender to temptation and
Adam’s temptation to surrender to Eve
The Quran stated the Islamic view “They ate of it” each to blame.
For Adam’s sin, mankind will live for a short time- he will die.
For Eve’s sin, she will bear the pain of childbirth- she will suffer.
Adam’s second wife, fared better than his first,
Lilith, rather than submit to inferiority, flew away to copulate
with demons producing offspring by the hundreds per day.
While an older Sumerian story tells of a Goddess in a garden
whose lover ate forbidden vegetables
and as consequence fell ill in his rib
A new goddess was created named Lady of the Rib to cure him.
Can the entire downfall of man stem from Eve
when the original seducer was Satan
a legged beast of the field punished,
cursed-the legless serpent slithered upon the ground.
Church Fathers vilified Eve as the benefactor
of evil, wickedness and witchcraft though
Adam’s action was treated as an afterthought.
Gnosticism’s Eve was a symbol of life equal in
standing with men as prophets, teachers and priests
I am that daughter of Eve.