Chapter 3 The wardens
Wardens to care for what has been made, happily, amicably.
The steward formed by the loving Designer
from the dust of the sphere, was an under-ruler,
to supervise, enjoy, commune
with the inimitable Origin (yes, in tune,
and in his likeness, appreciating and beloved).
The other creatures, wild and tame,
gave benefit, delight, but to sustain,
support, a need for companion,
– complementing, strengthening union,
loving, comfort, no more loneliness,
multiplying fruitfulness, –
young conceived, to shelter, nurture,
so that in days of near future
descendants would both fill and rule the sphere,
and care for all the creatures living there.
So, given help, security,
and stamina, by bonds of gender:
matching, edifying, blending skills
to make each other stronger,
encouraging and sharing tasks,
with each one fittingly
fulfilling friendship’s obligation,
– no thorns, or imperfections yet
to irritate, disturb discordantly.
Beauty, peace and pleasure,
in satisfying measure
for every need,
in work and good enjoyment.
A perfect, clean environment,
real happiness, complete content,
and goodness, absolute
perfection, universal purity,
profound enjoyment, harmony,
no stuffiness, pomposity.
What compliment and honour
we’d give its skilled Designer,
And spirit helpers also served his will
created to move swiftly to fulfil
his oversight instructions, and to praise,
and love the Master of harmonious ways.
‘Infinite and Always’ – he,
spirit-servants made to be,
all with star-like purity.