Lay for the Day29th
4004 BC: the seventh day of the universe the first Sabbath
according to the calculation of Archbishop James Ussher (see 23rd
the book of Praises:
was very good]
came the day all was done;
water revolved from the clouds
through rivers to the ocean,
the earth revolved in the light
that flew straight and unchanging;
the herb unfolded the herbs
peculiar seed, the bird
unfolded its wings, lions
their limbs and the ewe her lambs.
Man and woman alone knew
enough to stand and wonder:
Things become selves looked across
at self from which things became.
But Saturday didnt last long.
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