Eve, A Breeze And A Bridge Over Nothing (English sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Feb 19, 2020


When time itself has run its endless course
And rivers dry before they meet the sea,
I wonder if the god's will show remorse
Or cast our souls away upon the breeze.
If only Eve had left the apple whole -
Not tempted by that one and only bite -
But over-zealous spades have dug a hole
And now we sink beneath a starless night.
So fleeting is the the rainbow in the sky -
Fugacious is the buttercup that blooms.
How quickly do the swallows sweep and rise -
And swiftly do we fall unto our doom.
What point a bridge to join conflicting ranks
If rivers dry between opposing banks?

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Ben Pickard 2020

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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Tony Grannell

    Hello Ben,
    What a wonderful sonnet. Your command of this most difficult form of verse is to be admired. A devastating and harrowing subject represented in a beautiful poetic style. Very well done indeed.
    Regards, Tony.

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks so much, Tony. Lovely words.

  • 1 month ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Dear Ben thank you so much for sharing this sad truthful piece. I have lived through 6 decades but this is the most heartbreaking and devastating one. The world itself has not changed the people however destroying nature. What they don't realize we need nature to survive. Especially trees and water and species are slowly dying. I feel at times that I just don't fit in anymore. If there is not a drastic change coming the whole world is doomed. I could go on but it upsets me . All the very best Ben to you.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I couldn't agree more, Dagmar. The world is in a pretty poor state, isn't it?
      Take care and thank you for reading.

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