Eve: ‘I was deceived by a talking snake,
And Adam was deceived by me.
‘Tis such a sordid state of affairs.
Pandora, now don’t you agree?’
Pandora: ‘O I was Zeus’ vengeance upon
Prometheus, for having stolen the fire.
He gave me to Epimethius, whose jar
Held misfortunes most dire.’
Cassandra: ‘Apollo did curse me for spurning his love.
The future I can clearly foresee.
But although my visions are unerringly true,
O no one will heed them, you see.
All together: ‘Doctor, together we represent
Some of mankind’s most ominous woes,
The changes of seasons, and history’s ills, and problems, and mishaps, and throes.’
Here is today’s prompt for DVERSE POETICS