The Birth of the Author

The Birth of the Author


Where the source is, who that creator is, and what His powers are,

hear all these from Me in brief:[1. 13.03; Bhagavad Vita]

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,

the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep,

while a wind from God

swept over the face of the waters.1

When heaven had moved away from the earth,

And earth had separated from heaven,

And the name of man was fixed;[3. The Huluppu Tree, a Sumerian Creation Story]

Then proudly setting the sun and moon

To glow across the land and light it,

I rise.[4. Beowulf]

Like the sun above olive trees, like the moon above date palms.

Where there is light, I shall be.

Where there is darkness, there is none of me.

I rise

like the moon above date palms.

I am counted as one among stars.[5. Ellis, Normandi. A New Translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. (1988)]

  1. Genesis 1:1; The Bible
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