“You split open a channel for spring and brook,
You dried up the surging torrents.
Yours is the day, also Yours the night.
It was You Who founded the light and the sun.
It was You Who laid down all the boundaries of earth,
Summer and winter, you fashioned them.”—Psalms 74:15-17, from The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary, by Robert Alter
(I took the image accompanying this post at Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford, Penn., on my just-concluded vacation.)