Void space and darkness
Before the universe was formed
Mysterious knot of nots

Before the beginning
Heavy breath
Gently brooding
In waiting
The virgin chaos
And deep waters

Hover and begin
The ordering of all things
borders set
Heavens and earth
Sea and land
Mount and valley

And death
A stranger introduced
The Returning void,
Formless darkness,
Deeps, and waters

And so again
Upon a promise
The spirit moves
To reorder all things
To banish death
and the darkness it brings

A new beginning
And gentle moving
This time upon
the virgin womb

The rest of the poems from Rusten Harris’s Advent series on Moss Kingdom:
IncarnationChristmas EveKingsSome Kind of GloryChainsGiftsQuotidian CoupleA Thousand LightsEve & MaryTreasured UpChristmasWinter StavesThe GloriasCherubimJosephStrange RedeemerWombMagiTemple TroughAdventLord’s DayFar as the Curse is FoundJubileeThe Massacre of the InnocentsLiturgical Time

Other Advent poems on Moss Kingdom:

December 21: an Advent poem for the Winter SolsticeOf Edmund and AslanTiptoe HopeThe Second Coming by William Butler Yeats