2017 Day 19 – Genesis

On the first day
They woke in darkness
In a formless huddle.
She spoke, and there was light.
On the second day
They were cradled in water
Beneath, above them.
He spoke, and there was sky.
On the third day
They craved greenness,
The taste of grapes on their tongues.
They spoke, and the land bloomed.
On the fourth day
They imagined moonlight
And patterns of stars.
Lights jewelled the night.
On the fifth day
They dreamed of flight
And the flow of water
Over sleek bodies.
Fish flourished,
Birds took wing.
On the sixth day
They moulded clay
In each other’s image,
Breathed love
And hoped it was enough.
The seventh day will tell.

 

Notes: The prompt was to write a poem which recounts a creation myth. “In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” [Genesis 1:27]

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