NaPoWriMo Day 19: Creation Myth

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that recounts a creation myth. It doesn’t have to be an existing creation myth, or even recount how all of creation came to be. It could be, for example, your own take on the creation of ball-point pens, or the discovery of knitting. Your myth can be as big or small as you would like, as serious or silly as you make it.

The First Poem

In the beginning
t
wenty-six stars met
looked upon earth
observed the people

The people sang
Wordless harmonies
wafted skyward
prayerful melodies

Prayerful melodies
touched 
the heavens
like angels 
reaching
homeward in 
the night

The night wrapped
twenty six stars
in s
ong. The heavens
danced in star dust

Star dust rained
upon the earth
Twenty six sounds
fell, forming letters

Forming letters
the people cast
words to the music
and so created poetry.

Created poetry.

 

–Scott Rhoades

 

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