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Quotation by John Ashbery
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Fine vapors escape from whatever is doing the living.
The night is cold and delicate and full of angels
Pounding down the living. The factories are all lit up,
The chime goes unheard.
We are together at last, though far apart.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The Ecclesiast."
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