Monday brings the second day in my sequence of roundels celebrating and responding to Genesis Chapter One. As before I give you first the verses of Genesis then the roundel in response, and as before you can hear the poem by clicking on the ‘play’ button or on the Roman numeral which forms its title.
These poems will be gathered together with others in ‘Parable and Paradox’ my next book of poetry, to be published by Canterbury Press in the summer of 2016
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The firmament, the vast curve of the sky
The breath and weave of every element
Unending blue, wherein we long to fly,
Your Love has pitched the heavens like a tent
And delved the depth where hidden treasures lie,
From whose rich womb our life has its ascent.
Out of those depths I hear my spirit cry
As height and depth give praise with one assent
To that great form that orders low and high;