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Quotation by John Ashbery
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Summer involves going down as a steep flight of steps
To a narrow ledge over the water. Is this it, then,
This iron comfort, these reasonable taboos,
Or did you mean it when you stopped? And the face
Resembles yours, the one reflected in the water.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Summer."
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