Good

On the other side of nothing,
the waters of the dark womb
rage and writhe, resisting God,
labouring the eternal void.
On the other side of nothing,
over the pitched waters,
the breath of God hesistates;
surfing the storm, hopeful waits
to discover deep-sunken desire,
to offer the kiss of life
to the lost ones drowning,
to bring to its crowning
all that is; to soothe the dark sea
of all that is not to be.

 

Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.”

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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