The Sound of God Walking

Adam and Eve heard the sound of God walking
   in the garden in the cool of the day.
Since then, though, no one's heard such a sound
   by anyone, anywhere, at any time of day.
You can try to imagine it, inclining your best ear
   toward the distant echos of creation.
It's a beautiful image, to be sure; we've all had
   walks like that, or wished we'd had.
Perhaps it was fallen leaves crunching beneath
   His every step, or grasses swishing
Against His legs as by them He surely passed.
   perhaps it was the rhythm of His steps
Dancing upon a granite trail after a midnight rain,
   or maybe His oh so steady breathing,
Like saying His own name over and over again,
   exhaling and inhaling: "YHWH, YHWH."

Genesis 3:8,10

*inspired by the writing of Dan Postma

by J Alan R
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