what if it had been a pear instead
God forbid grapes to further the bibleline.
this lost in translation and puns
– a name is a name inside a name.
what if Adam was named David
Leonard singing another man
– soured wine for a wedding song’s funeral.
What if your hips were wider
evolution still catching up and the garden irrelevant.
this battle to wage war on words misunderstood
– Your Adam and My Eve still crying in the wilderness.
A pear instead: Confusion of the apple may be due to the similarity of the two words in the Latin translation of the Bible, known as the Vulgate. The word evil in the tree’s name in Latin is mali (Genesis 2:17). The word apple in other places is mala (Proverbs 25:11) or malum (Song of Solomon 2:3). It seems like this similarity may have led to the confusion. In the original Hebrew, the words are not even close.
Leonard singing another man: Leonard Cohens song ‘Hallelujah’ is about a love that has soured and gone stale. Cohen used a lot of religious imagery, including references to some of the more notorious women in the bible.
“You saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you” – Bathsheba, who tempted the king to kill her husband so he could have her.
“She tied you to her kitchen chair, she broke your throne and she cut your hair” – Delilah, who cut off Sampson’s locks that held his superhuman strength.
What if your hips were wider: To the woman He said “I will sharply increase your pain in childbirth; in pain you will bring forth children.Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Evolution still catching up: Scientists first began thinking about the problem of human childbirth in the middle of the 20th Century. They soon came up with an idea that seemed to explain what was going on. The trouble began, they said, with the earliest members of our evolutionary lineage – the hominins. To walk on two legs efficiently, the hominin skeleton had to be pushed and pulled into a new configuration, and that affected the pelvis.