Having the First Word, A Poem

by Hilary Horn

by Mary Harwell Sayler


Having the First Word

Into first being God uttered water,

broke open the night,

spilled light and water everywhere.


The earth took God’s Word

to heart,

pumping great cardiovascular

veins of rivers, oceans,



Air performed lively aerations,

breathing into plants,

boosting inhalation, waiting

to lift us, buoyed, out of the water –

wailing and gasping for breath.


From Mary’s poetry book Living in the Nature Poem

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