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The world suspends like puppets on a string

When I look away, the strings are

cut

It's like they're playing a game, because

every time I try to see them,

whenever I turn back around,

the world seems to pick up again.

Hint:

Are you a… raven? I should have loved a thunderbird instead.

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  • $\begingroup$ The title and hint make me think of Edgar Allan Poe's "Raven", but I can't see how this fits the riddle itself $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 10 '15 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, the hint itself and the title combined are a bit misleading when you don't take them into context with the rest of the poem. Sorry… It's my second riddle. $\endgroup$ – Gracelyn Rioux May 10 '15 at 15:18
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The hint is clearly a reference to

Mad Girl's Love Song, by Sylvia Plath

Furthermore

Plath has been noted for interchanging "ravens" with "rooks". While both are part of the crow family, rooks are not found in North America.

Now for wild conjecturing:

One species of bird that has been described as "suspended like puppets on a string" are finches.

And

Annie Finch is a contemporary poet and a known fan of Plath's work. Her favorite poem of Plath's is the following:

So maybe the answer is

Winter Landscape, with Rooks, by Sylvia Plath

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