16 April, 2014


"No, the serpent did not
Seduce Eve to the apple.
All that's simply
Corruption of the facts.

Adam ate the apple.
Eve ate Adam.
The serpent ate Eve.
This is the dark intestine.

The serpent, meanwhile,
Sleeps his meal off in Paradise -
Smiling to hear
God's querulous calling."
(Ted Hughes, Theology)


Since I started an internship as well as doing my final year, my life has turned... busy. Psychologically speaking its very fulfilling, physically speaking its kind of shattering. Although, I guess there are certain rules you must abide to enjoy yourself at a party.

My nervous system lives in rush hour and the lack of sleep turns me kind of itchy. I guess the odd weekend I would fall into temptation again, you know... the original sin Milton is obsessed with. How wonderful my poetry lectures are.
Certainly I found myself behaving as if I was younger, just because of them. Sometimes I really think I'm already beginning to turn into a parody of myself, although I am surely gaining a true insight into how I should conduct myself. Who would have thought?

 'Greedily she engorged without restraint, 
 And knew not eating death. Satiate at length
 And heightened as with wine'
(Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IX)

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