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Quotation by John Ashbery
"It is such a beautiful day I had to write you a letter
From the tower, and to show I'm not mad:
I only slipped on the cake of soap of the air
And drowned in the bathtub of the world...."
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Thoughts of a Young Girl."
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