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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Making Ends Meet (01/16/14)

TITLE: Psalm 103 Villanelle
By Jody Day
01/21/14


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As far as east is from the west
Sin's distance measured cannot meet
With love and joy, peace and rest

Adopted in, no more a guest
We see our sin cast far away
As far as east is from the west

A foolish journey, senseless quest
To take again the bondage way
With love and joy, peace and rest

Some put Redeemer to the test
The dog returns, "Let grace abound!"
As far as east is from the west

No. Dead to sin, forever blessed
We journey high where heaven waits
With love and joy, peace and rest

He knew our form is dust at best
And so he reached across the gap
As far as east is from the west
With love and joy, peace and rest


Psalm 103: 11-12 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.


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lynn gipson 01/27/14
This is a fine Villanelle. Loved every line of it. What a joy to read. Very well done!
Yvonne Blake 01/27/14
I like the repeating words. It's almost like a song.
I'm not sure of the concept though, because It's different than I understood the verse to mean. Maybe it's just the way I'm reading it.
Actually, I like poems that make me think... that make me read them over again to understand the meaning between the lines.
Nancy Bucca 01/29/14
This poem definitely goes deep. It begins and ends very well, for an excellent message.

A couple places were a little confusing at first, but after rereading it, I understood what you meant. The notes at the bottom are much appreciated.
CD Swanson 01/29/14
A deeply prolific poem that I truly embraced.

God bless~
Wendy B McLain 01/29/14
Wow! Wow! Wow! How fantastic. I just looked up the definition of Villanelle and you followed the description perfectly.

Congratulations on a scrupulous entry!!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/30/14
Congratulations on ranking 27 overall! (The highest rankings can be found on the message boards)