The mind a creature is, yet can create,
To nature’s patterns adding higher skill ;
from ‘Look Home’ by Robert Southwell, SJ
Brandon at Siris has a fascinating reflection, The Subcreation of Ephemeral Good, twining together theodicy, human and divine creativity, and cosmology.
He says he was prompted by two posts I had been mulling over myself, one by James Chastek (Theodicy and the Praise of Matter) and the other by Ed Feser (The Last Enemy).