Thanks! I’d love to put your poem in a little course I’m preparing on the real biblical information about the Creation. I find it really representative of the actual spirit of the text. I’ll paste a section—

Harold Fisch, the Jewish literary critic, notes that God calling the earth ‘beautiful’ in Genesis 1 suggests the many times when women are called beautiful. Think of Sarai in Genesis 12:11: “”I know what a beautiful woman you are.”
Rebekeh in Genesis 24:16: “Now the young woman was very beautiful…”
Rachel in Genesis 29:17: “Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.”
Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11:2: “The woman was very beautiful . . .”
Tamar in 2 Samuel 14:27: “She was a beautiful woman.”
Esther, in Esther 2:7: “This young woman was very attractive and had a beautiful figure . . .”
The male suitor in the Song of Songs 1:15 is godlike in his praises: “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!”

And God saying the earth is “good” (i.e. beautiful/fertile/womanly) is just the same. It’s a lover’s praise. God the Father is infusing the female planet with life. Genesis 1 is a courtship & sex scene.

religion. sex. facts.

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