Lay for the Day24th
4004 BC: the second day of creation, according to the calculation of Archbishop
James Ussher (see 23rd October).
the book of Praises:
it was so]
The work of the first of these days was all matter,
time and all space and all light.
The next was stormy Monday, when nothing was made
order. That seamless ocean
the breath of making moved over, brooding, being
divided from nothing
but God, was split, by the second days work, in half.
being present but formless,
became a structure part was turned away above
part beneath, and dark and light
were joined, as first-born children of God and not-God,
many twins that followed
left and right, before and after, plus and minus
were fruitful and multiplied.
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