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If Novels are like Marriage Poetry is the Wedding Night

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The poem said I must read deeply
into Judges and locate the exact

chapter and verse, else the line
I was using for its title would

be like a fishing lure without the hook.
Reeling in my childhood Illustrated Bible

from the distant end of the top shelf
of my bookcase, I searched and searched

until I found it: Judges 5:28. And lo!
Now the light glistens like a fish’s belly

and Yes, the grateful poem whispers, Oh yes

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