Keep 'em simple. That's the way to do it. …
In his image god made us to imitate him.
In poetry the nearest anyone has come to matching the phrase:
"In the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth"
"Houston, this is Tranquillity Base"
For brevity and majesty there is nothing in the world to match it. The grandeur and humility is the same. Understatement is the most subtle of the arts of poetry.