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Quotation by John Ashbery
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adult children on their parents, general
Buried in the stair carpet stayed there
And never corrupted anybody.
And one day he grew up, and the horizon
Stammered politely. The sky was like muslin.
And still in the old house no one ever answered the bell.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Silhouette."
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