Thursday, 5 November 2009

GENESIS


GENESIS

In the beginning was the ROCK

a place to stand

And God saw that the ROCK was good.

And God said: Let there be Algae.
And there was Algae. And the Algae
ruled over the ROCK for three thousand million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Trilobites.
And there were Trilobites. And the Trilobites
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae for fifty million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Fish.
And there were Fish. And the Fish
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites for seventy million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Scorpions.
And there were Scorpions. And the Scorpions
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish for twenty million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Snails.
And there were Snails. And the Snails
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions for fifty million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Ammonites.
And there were Ammonites. And the Ammonites
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails for thirty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Amphibians.
And there were Amphibians. And the Amphibians
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites for thirty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Reptiles and Insects.
And there were Reptiles and Insects. And the Reptiles and the Insects
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians for forty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Dinosaurs.
And there were Dinosaurs. And the Dinosaurs
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects for forty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Birds.
And there were Birds. And the Birds
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects and the Dinosaurs for forty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Flowers.
And there were Flowers. And the Flowers
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects and the Dinosaurs for thirty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there Primitive Mammals.
And there were Primitive Mammals. And the Primitive Mammals
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects and the Dinosaurs and the Flowers for forty million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Modern Animals and Plants.
And there were Modern Animals and Plants. And the Modern Animals and Plants ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects and the Dinosaurs and the Flowers and the Primitive Mammals for sixty-five million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And God said: Let there be Man.
And there was Man. And Man
ruled over the ROCK and the Algae and the Trilobites and the Fish and the Scorpions and the Snails and the Ammonites and the Amphibians and the Reptiles and the Insects and the Dinosaurs and the Flowers and the Primitive Mammals and the Modern Animals and Plants for one million years.
And God saw that it was good.

And then a voice
whispered in God's ear:
Why stop now?

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gw2009

11 comments:

  1. I'm still giggling at this one!

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  2. Very clever Poet! Now I am scared of what might be next (My mother always told me that the thing to worry about was the thing that you least expected!)
    How is the Bill Bryson progressing?
    Hope that chill has finally gone, by the way.

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  3. Why stop now indeed. Touches on things that have crept up on us ever since we realised the earth wasn't the centre of the universe. I think we're still coming to terms with them: the fact is that we can no longer kid ourselves that the world is some sort of cosmic "snow globe" specifically invented for us to live in. I was just thinking today how society's anxiety over (very real) climate change is part of that awakening. Thousands of years of history as we know it does not equip us to come to terms with the idea that we are insignificant, vulnerable and dispensable.

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  4. Thank you Jinksy. A giggle a day is very ok.

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  5. Bill Bryson is progressing. The USA, circa 1720, is now somewhere between standing up and falling down. There's a lot in the early pages about the origin of American words and expressions which is of interest. My cold comes and goes. I need more sunshine but there's a temperature inversion so I won't get it. But I'll survive. Mist and dampness. No horizon.

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  6. Dominic, interesting that you mentioned climate change. This morning I was watching a film from Greenland on the Al Jazeera TV docuprog '48'. The Greenlanders like the climate change. Their land is opening up. One man was celebrating his first crop of potato and carrot. There's talk of a mining industry. There could even be a Greenland gold rush and a tourist boom. One nation's global warming disaster is another nation's global warming opportunity.

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  7. It was warm in Greenland when we went there but cold as well - funnily enough the sun has just popped out and grey skies given way to bits of blue and fluffy white - more wet stuff on its way though probably.

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  8. Hello Gerald, I thought of you when I was watching the Greenland film which began in Nuuk before moving on to other inland locations by means of light aircraft and dog sleds. One startling statistic mentioned by Greenland's equivalent of Bob Dylan was that they have the world's highest suicide rate. It seems dates to the time when the old folks wandered off to die in the cold wilderness rather than be a burden to their families. The singer reckoned this had affected gene pool. Why do I mention this? I've no idea. Perhaps it, death in the ice, underscored the essence of the film. Shooting at seals repeatedly so they had to stay on the surface for breath and then you could finish them off, or maybe navigating a small boat through icebergs. A perilous existence. A land of alcoholics and chain-smokers it seemed to be. But then the winter is long.

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  10. Lucy, thanks for your visit. Actually, I do have a small pet but he's a crow. He's actually a cross between a hooded crow and a carrion crow. Very intelligent.
    G.

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