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Quotation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
whenever he performs
above the heads
of his audience
the poet like an acrobat
climbs on rime
to a high wire of his own making.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919), U.S. poet, publisher. A Coney Island of the Mind, sect. 15 (1958).
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