We are now entering the second week of our Seven Deadly Sins series. We began with Greed yesterday, because it is perhaps the most rampant and understood of the sins. Greed and selfishness are often the topic of conversation and debate regarding virtually every arena of media, from sports to economics.
All three greed-themed poems posted yesterday alluded to the materialistic need for possessions and wealth.
The Second Sin
Technically, Lust is the first sin, as it is the first circle of Hell for deliberate acts of immorality in Dante’s Inferno. Lust is defined as the physical desire for something which one does not have. Sexual desire is the most common interpretation of Lust, but it can also refer to the lust for knowledge or the lust for power. This differs from Greed in that it does not require the selfish possession of objects or abstract values; Lust merely deals with the desire for such things.
Structure: Free verse
It will be interesting to see which interpretations of Lust are used for next week’s poems. I would certainly love to see some submissions regarding the lust for power or the lust for knowledge.
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