Monday, May 3, 2010

Glimpses of Eden

"When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold, Our father Adam sat under theTree and scratched with a stick in the mould; And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, Till the Devil whispered behind theleaves,'It'spretty, but is it Art?" --Rudyard Kipling (The Conundrum of the Workshops)

"One foot in Eden still, I stand And look across the other land. The world's great day isgrowing late, Yet strange these fields that we have planted So long with crops of love and hate." --Edwin Muir (One Foot in Eden)

"To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." --Milan Kundera
"There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on - the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part." --Matthew Simpson

Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat. --John Milton (Paradise Lost)

1 comment:

ssexton62 said...

Very beautiful "Glimpses of Eden"!