Psalm for the Creator
Lorren Lemmons

For beloved bits of earth burrowed into my soul––

diamond-cold creek,
edged with yarrow and thimbleberry;

jagged canyon sheltered
by craggy peaks;

beachside cliffs watching
distant dolphins in the surf;

lichened cathedral of alders,
joining animal supplicants
beneath an emerald ceiling;

marsh dunes brimming with
feather and shell, baptized
in salt tides––

I thank Him

whose finger traced unshaped dust
trailing riches in its wake,

holy Jeweler setting stars in the velvet night,
brushing watercolors over the newborn horizon.

This poem is published as part of the 2022 Psalms in Praise of Jesus Christ series.