September 30, 2000


man his greatest attempt at perfecting

that thing of subtle beauty

expends prodigious amounts of energy

in the making of it for himself

and possibly even more than that

in the praising of it to others

only to have all his efforts rebuked

by this statement of unshakable power:


“And God said…

…and there was”


by the power of His word alone creating

all the vast substantive source

of even our smallest fabrication


and for all our countless years of investigation

new wonders we see each time again we look

beneath the smallest work of man

Gods hand becomes apparent

His depth of thought and intricacy of creation

extending beyond our greatest capability

rendering man his highest work

the subtlety of a brick



After reading part of the introduction to

Alexander Hislop's "The Two Babylons"


Man His Greatest Attempt at Perfecting
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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