revolupo - Poetry and Revolution

3 #RELIGION-22-From the Time Before Religion

May 22, 2020 David Lee Morgan (davidword) Season 3 Episode 22
revolupo - Poetry and Revolution
3 #RELIGION-22-From the Time Before Religion
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revolupo - Poetry and Revolution
3 #RELIGION-22-From the Time Before Religion
May 22, 2020 Season 3 Episode 22
David Lee Morgan (davidword)

FROM THE TIME BEFORE RELIGION 

From the time before religion when wonder was born 

To wood nymph and water sprite, sun god and thunder storm 

We looked out into the galaxy, dug deep into the atom

And god retreated into the blue hills of abstraction

We went looking for love in the moon and the stars

We went looking for god  

Instead we found us 

 

We dreamed of a world less cruel 

Before we could clothe it in words 

We cradled it in our arms 

Nursed it on our breast

Buried it with our dead 

Watered it with our tears 

 

And when the green shoots of our longing blossomed into speech 

We wove such tales of wonder and consequence 

Every parable and myth, even our commandments 

Came dripping with the sweat of the wonders we would do

But only if we understood that the stories were not true 

Until we made them true, here on earth 

 

 

Show Notes

FROM THE TIME BEFORE RELIGION 

From the time before religion when wonder was born 

To wood nymph and water sprite, sun god and thunder storm 

We looked out into the galaxy, dug deep into the atom

And god retreated into the blue hills of abstraction

We went looking for love in the moon and the stars

We went looking for god  

Instead we found us 

 

We dreamed of a world less cruel 

Before we could clothe it in words 

We cradled it in our arms 

Nursed it on our breast

Buried it with our dead 

Watered it with our tears 

 

And when the green shoots of our longing blossomed into speech 

We wove such tales of wonder and consequence 

Every parable and myth, even our commandments 

Came dripping with the sweat of the wonders we would do

But only if we understood that the stories were not true 

Until we made them true, here on earth