Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

Deep in the earth lies the fire of suns
Asleep till man reaches to wake it.

Golden and red, dragon flames swallow the air.
Copper and iron are rivers, flowing to earth.

Ores melt in the cauldron of making:
People melt into village and town.

Copper and iron tame the wastes of the world:
Rails carry our children to glory !

We harness the earth till thunder rips it apart:
Smelts pain in the broken furnace.

Tall on the earth is our city:
Strong in the earth is our blood.

Sally Jones

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