Noah - Darren Aronofsky's movie of the biblical character who built the ark when all the rest of humanity was wiped out by a flood - has been doing very well at the box office. But why did he decide to make the movie?
Well, as it turns out, it is something that has been on his mind for some time. Aronofsky wrote a poem about the biblical character just before his 13th birthday. And you can read it here:
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.
So what do you think of the 12-year-old Aronofsky's take on the Bible story of Noah? A young prodigy - or just a kid who should get out more? Write in with your thoughts below the line.