The image is from and is one of the street art images that Lillian as inspiration for DVERSE’s Poetics promt.


Surrounded by beauty, their eyes
craved what they thought they were denied.
Human hearts are ne’er satisfied.
For them, God cried. For them, God cried.

From Eden, they were cast away.
What lot for hearts that went astray –
to bear sorrow in all their days.
For hope, they pray. For hope, they pray.



The poem is a monotetra.   The form is attributed to Michael Walker and it requires a four line stanza with eight (8)  syllables and a monorhyme.    The last line contains two metrical feet – essentially, a four syllable half line that is repeated.   There is no limit to the number of stanzas.

Linking with DVERSE’s Poetics prompt.  Please click the link for other responses and, better, to join in the fun. 🙂


10 thoughts on “ADAM AND EVE

  1. Have never heard of this form. I really do learn something every day at dVerse! Thanks so much for posting. This image could very well be an idyllic contemporary view of the Garden of Eden in all its glory.

  2. Interesting monorhyme form. With the right content, like yours, rather than mechanical, it helps channel the focus into the quiet, lyrical telling. Beautiful!

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