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a new hevn (Joe draft)
RegularJOE Released Apr 05, 2011

As I said after the first time reading it, I absolutely love this rhyming creation myth by wirrow and Metaphorest.  Here I've revised it, but my aim was never to alter the story, only to further clarify it.


a new hevn

somewhere... live two stories
one of hevn, one of urth,
who awake to find they’re hugging
with no knowledge of their birth.

this embrace invokes a balance
the two stories have come one.
no more fear and no desire
nothing done to be undone. 

but suddenly there is an urge
that shakes their tranquil state.
hungering to understand
and thirsting to create,

hevn, out of nowhere
tells a story of its own
and urth, beguiled by newness
acts this story out alone.

so with a song and dance 
a tiny story came to be
a star that lit their eyes up
and enabled them to see.

with this new light both hope and fear 
filled up their hearts with warning
this newborn tale was not alone
still many more were calling.

stories grew and blossomed then
sung in by hevn’s choirs.
they formed their shape aloft in space,
took life from urthly fires.

but stories are not set in stone
their shapes are always shifting.
suns lit up like fireworks
and mountain tops were lifting.

meadows stretched and liquefied
and poured into the ocean,
whose waves formed winged beasts that leapt
and fluttered into motion.

colours grew out of the ground
and spread into the sky
a watercolour world with rainbows
fifty stories high

great rocks rose to meet the stars
wishing a better view
the highest peaks were dusted white
each day, pristine and new

for everything a perfect place
a den, a hut, a hive
soon every thing the eye could see
came suddenly alive

with roots and...
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