The Unknown

We were once the unseen

The formless

That which was unknown


Like future generations

They exist now

But remain formless

And unknown


But just like us

Who were at one time not

But now we are

We were always here


Just like our future is here now

Within our children

Unfolding before our eyes


Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…” 



On reflection of my life

I start here

Where I am now


According to the Bible,

If the creation story holds true

Which it will,

We can all trace our line

Back to the garden

To Adam and Eve

The first man and first woman

The only two never born

And these two are one


But further back

Before Eve

There was only Adam

Yet she was with him

A part of him

A rib, some say


So she was present

With him

Before she was

Taken from him

And made to appear

Separate from him


Before that

There was no Adam

Only the dust of the ground

Out of which the man was formed

And became a living soul

After receiving the breath of life


Before that there was light


Before that there was

Heaven and earth

And God who created them

What is seen and what is not

The form and the formless

The particle and the wave

And these two are one


And between the creation

Of heaven and earth

And the light

Was the spirit of God

She who was with him

In the beginning

Before the dividing time


Genesis 1:2

“The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”


What appears to be is not

For it is only temporary

What cannot be seen is real

And is eternal

The formless doesn’t change

Only the form it takes on




Spirit is formless

Until it takes a form

Remaining formless nevertheless

How can we measure

The depth or length or width

Of the formless

That is without boundaries


When the form falls away

There remains the formless

What we cannot see

What is eternal