Long, long ago, before belief began
the world was born of Love, and by Love claimed.
She smiled with the joy, and cried with the pain
of creation. Long, long ago, She named
Her daughter Teacher, Savior, Guide and Friend
to restless life; and She, equal Love, gave
Her word: to be with life world without end
that life might learn the ways of Love, and grieve
no more, but know itself created for
the whirling dance, the devouring fire.
Long, long ago, the Fire loved and swore
life would know its passionate desire.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow Love,
always and forever ours. She is God.