In the beginning
he would rise early in the morning
now the earth was chaos and waste
from roaming the earth and walking on it
darkness was on the surface of the deep
but now, stretch out Your hand
Then G-d said, Let there be light
only do not extend your hand against him
Then G-d made the two great lights
so the adversary departed from the presence of the L-RD.
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over the day and over the night
a messenger came to Job
to separate the light from the darkness
the fire of G-d has fallen from heaven
and G-d saw that it was good
I alone escaped to tell you
So there was evening and there was morning
while this one was still speaking.
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above the land across the expanse
suddenly a mighty wind came
over the whole earth
and struck the four corners
the flying creatures of the sky,
fell to the ground and worshipped
And it happened so.
I will return there
G-d saw everything
blessed is the name of the L-RD.
note to reader: This poem alternates between phrases from the Book of Genesis, chapter 1 (in italics); and the Book of Job, chapter 1 (plain text). Hopefully, the poem appears as a seamless whole, despite some of the juxtapositions, that might seem awkward.