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The Puzzle, after Theodore Roethke
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She lost the feeling of hopelessness she had at noon.
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She sings to remember her best friend’s wedding plans.
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She believes the pieces of the puzzle will fit together soon.
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We live by singing. What does a melody do to make us swoon?
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She watches the doves with their tails like fans.
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She lost the feeling of hopelessness she had at noon.
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Near these tulips are the words that make her laugh, do you?
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Let the trumpets resound! She will linger happily here,
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Yet believe the pieces of the puzzle will fit together soon.
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Bells chime together; though what should have bloomed?
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The beautiful butterfly flees from behind her;
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She lost the feeling of hopelessness she had at noon.
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Incarnate God possesses more
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For her, hopelessness wanes,
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And, slowly, belief that the pieces of the puzzle will fit together soon.
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This shaking keeps her steady. She should know.
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What falls away is always. And is near.
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She lost the feeling of hopelessness she had at noon.
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She believes the pieces of the puzzle will fit together soon.
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10 Jun 14

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Gorgeous poem and a complex puzzle in itself.  Repitition, our swaying between moods.  God is a cliche- ditch it
 — Nicholai36

a song?
 — mandolyn

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