earth felt the wound

So saying, her rash hand in evil hour
Forth reaching to the Fruit, she pluck’d, she eat:
Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat
Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe,
That all was lost.

Paradise Lost, Bk 9, l.780-784

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2 thoughts on “earth felt the wound

  1. [...] visceral reaction to bad humans eating forbidden fruit. This moment, when Adam eats, and the earlier one, when Eve eats, would be fantastic in a movie. Something like that freaky bit in The Mummy, when [...]

  2. Emily says:

    i am only 11 and i love it!!!!

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