Alice Beer lives in Leicester and is both poet and potter. She has two collections of poetry published and is regularly published in a number of poetry magazines. Her poem Willendorf Venus is included in the Images of Women anthology.
When God had finished creating
the earth and the sea and the heavens
and every living thing that swam in the water
and flew in the air
and dwelt on the land –
when he had made man in his image,
male and female,
he felt exceedingly happy.
A smile spread over his face
that lit up the earth and the firmament
with the joy of creation.
And to single out his favourite –
man made in his image –
he bestowed on him the gift
Reflecting on it afterwards he wondered
if – man being man –
he had not been a little impetuous.
Poem published: in collection: Talking of Pots, People & Points of View, poetry p f, 2005, ISBN 0-9552040-0-3 / 978-0-9552040-0-5
Other title(s): Facing Forwards Looking Back, Poetry Monthly Press, 1999, ISBN 1 903031 00 7
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