We are coming near the end of this series of posts drawn from our Harvest Celebration of Creation and Creativity, and here I post another poem by someone else, in this case Ann Lewin, from her anthology "Candles and Kingfishers" (ISBN-10: 0951298232). I post this after watching the denouement of "The Great British Bakeoff" and am convinced that not only music, but good TV, cakemaking and all other creative endeavours, with a good leaven of fun, are God's gift to "enlighten duty and enliven praise" - and that is very important to me at the moment...
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
Thus the heavens and the earth were
Finished and were good, But
In the middle of the night, God woke.
“It might be burdensome” he thought,
“To give dominion over all created things
To earthling folk: lest they should
Take themselves too seriously,
I’ll give them music and a
Sense of fun, to enlighten duty and
So in wise mercy did Creator God.
And all the seventh day, he rested,
by Ann Lewin