Out of the tragedy
arose a great outpour
in the land
and the tears
of the inhabitants
of the great land
made a flowing river
and it flowed down
into the valley of the dead
where the bones
of those that are gone
were buried
The dry earth
of the disparaged land
was now wet
like it had never been before
Behold! Grass spring forth
and a tree grew
and grew
so tall that it began
to provide shade
for the inhabitants
of the great land

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