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Quotation by John Ashbery
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But now moments surround us
Like a crowd, some inquisitive faces, some hostile ones,
Some enigmatic or turned away to an anterior form of time
Given once and for all. The jetstream inscribes a final flourish
That melts as it stays.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The Lament upon the Waters."
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