Read Darren Aronofsky's 13-Year-Old Poem that Inspired NOAH
I don't know if you've seen Darren Aronofsky's Noah or not, but that movie was freakin' amazing! I thought the movie was going to be good, but I didn't think it would be that good. I was was blown away by what Aronofsky did with this epic biblical story and I suggest you watch it if you haven't already.
Thanks to Variety we have Aronofsky's 1982 poem about Noah that inspired the film. The poem was about the end of the world as seen through Noah’s eyes. The director got the idea to adapt the story into a movie after visiting a museum exhibit while he was working on his first feature film Pi. It was around the time of The Fountain where he started developing the screenplay.
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah poem titled “The Dove”
A Poem by Darren Aronofsky
January 13, 1982
Evil was in the world
The laughing crowd
Left the foolish man at his ark
Filled with animals
When the rain began to fall
It was hopeless
The man could not take the evil crowd with him
But he was allowed to bring his good family.
The rain continued through the night
And the cries of screaming men filled the air
The ark was afloat
Until the dove returned with the leaf
Evil still existed.
When the rainbows reached throughout the sky
The humble man and his family knew what it meant
The animals ran and flew freely with their newborn
The fog rose and the sun shone
Peace was in the air
And it soon appeared in all of man’s heart.
He knew evil would not be kept away
For evil and war could not be destroyed
But neither was it possible to destroy peace
Evil is hard to end and peace is hard to begin
But the rainbow and the dove will always live
Within every man’s heart.