Quotation by John Ashbery

All we know
Is that we are a little early, that
Today has that special, lapidary
Todayness that the sunlight reproduces
Faithfully in casting twig-shadows on blithe
Sidewalks. No previous day would have been like this.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Self–Portrait in a Convex Mirror."
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