a time for darkness, and a time for light;
into this work you poured your works,
dividing heaven's waters from the sea,
gathering the seas to bring forth land.
you sang time's spheres, then the doves of the air
the fish of the sea and the serpents of the deep,
then all the things that move upon the land,
and we your creatures, void without your light.
three days you made the heavens and the earth
in three days more you filled them to the brim.
fanged cherub hissed triumphant from the tree;
but in three days you built it all again.
there was evening and there was morning,
bright bless'd third day that also was the first.