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Quotation by John Ashbery
The hand holds no chalk
And each part of the whole falls off
And cannot know it knew, except
Here and there, in cold pockets
Of remembrance, whispers out of time.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Self–Portrait in a Convex Mirror."
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