THE OLD COVENANT

What is meant by a covenant with God?
The rainbow tails of heifers on a hill, baby rabbits pulsing under a thin silver veil of mother fur.

What is the Old Covenant?
A girl selling wildflowers at Farmer’s Market who left in tears because she didn’t know she had to call ahead.

What did God promise?
That there will always be music.

What response did God require from the chosen people?
That they see the Earth like a cat does, slice between themselves and the fog.

Where is this Old Covenant to be found?
On the seashore–ocean’s midden—or Earth’s—where hooves of white horse waves come pounding.

Where in the Old Covenant  is God’s will for us shown most clearly?
In powerlines, roadsounds, devouring mansions.  Haybales against Snake Mountain, Mount Abraham unobstructed, wild geese in the windy sky.

~from the Dadaist Catechism

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