Now is the time to re-create the world


A response to ‘Is now the time to make art?’:

Now is the time to re-create the world
If the word was the beginning
then the idea preceded
– it didn’t get a mention –
yet amongst the symbols
light between dark
in the beginning was thought
that the light birthed before the word
the beginning, we began again

we think, therefore, we be
we practise the light between the dark
now, we practise the light
the dark, we’ll re-shape
with sentient hands, voices, bodies
minds, wombs,
re-create the world
(in the beginning was the word)
in the beginning, the eternal light
(the word was with God)
the unravelling, re-woven
(and the word was God)
before we speak, write, breathe, move
we remake the world
now is the time to re-create the world.

Image: Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office, In Absence (detail), 2019. The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Image by Ben Hosking.


Barbara Curzon-Siggers is a published freelance non-fiction writer, poet, and pending novelist. She also works extensively with individual agencies and organisations transitioning to zero carbon emission and environmentally sustainable business practices, and sits on a number of local government and state government policy reference groups looking at the same. Currently, she is redesigning her life – like many other persons on the planet – in the light of this new SARS-CoV-2 reality. She lives and works on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung.

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