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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
The A B C of being,
The ruddy temper, the hammer
Of red and blue, the hard sound
Steel against intimation the sharp flash,
The vital, arrogant, fatal, dominant X.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. "The Motive for Metaphor."
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