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From The Beginning Of Things

From The Beginning Of Things

Noah set a garnet stone
in the hold of the ark,
a red lamp that lit the way
through the flood and the dark.

He moored on Mount Ararat
when the waters were calm.
A dove with an olive leaf
flew to perch on his arm.

What a tale that survives
from the beginning of things.
The garnet stone shines on,
the truth of it still rings.
Sapphire beacons in the sky
stun the mind, clear the eye.

Noah opened his window,
and he saw the rainbow.
All his birds and animals,
he could now let them go.

He walked down the mountainside,
his family behind.
The beauty of the cleansed earth,
he could see, was not blind.

Noah held the garnet stone
to heaven in his hand.
It glowed fair as the rainbow
that leaned over the land.

What a tale that survives
from the beginning of things.

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