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Quotation by John Ashbery
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The past absconds
With our fortunes just as we were rounding a major
Bend in the swollen river; not to see ahead
Becomes the only predicament when what
Might be sunken there is mentioned only
In crabbed allusions but will be back tomorrow.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "A Wave."
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