FROM A BUSHMAN TALE
In the earliest times there was no night or day.
The earth was covered by a grey mist.
At that time the people built fires between villages for
warmth and light and food.
One day a little girl saw that the fire had died.
The ashes were mixed with seeds, still burning softly.
She picked up the ash and seed in her small hands and threw
them into the sky.
They became the first stars.
That dawn there was sunlight for the first time, but you
could not see the stars because the sky was red.
Day followed for the first time, but the sky was white
and you could not see the stars.
But when the sun set the sky turned black.
There was night and the stars she had made were seen for
the first time.
©Laura Simms 2004. Visit Laura Simms at www.laurasimms.com