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Quotation by John Ashbery
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time of day
waking and sleeping
As the shade went up
And the ambulance came crashing through the dust
Of the new day, the moon and the sun and the stars,
And the iceberg slowly sank
In the volcano and the sea ran far away
Yellow over the hot sand, green as the green trees.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The New Realism."
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