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Quotation by John Ashbery
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The lies fall like flaxen threads from the skies
All over America, and the fact that some of them are true of course
Doesn't so much not matter as serve to justify
The whole mad organizing force under the billows of correct delight.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Grand Galop."
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