This is a nice post, and somehow I missed it.
Originally posted by Inda:
In the beginning, O God,
when the firm earth emerged from
the waters of life
you saw that it was good.
The fertile ground was moist
the seed was strong
and earth's profusion of color
and scent was born.
Awaken my senses this day
to the goodness that still stems from Eden.
Awaken my senses
to the goodness that can still spring forth
in me and in all that has life.