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Quotation by Robert Bly
If a man, cautious,
hides his limp,
Somebody has to limp it! Things
do it; the surroundings limp.
House walls get scars,
the car breaks down; matter, in drudgery, takes it up.
Robert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. poet, critic, translator, editor. My Father's Wedding (l. 25–30). . .
Selected Poems of Robert Bly. (1986) HarperCollins.
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