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Quotation by John Hollander
The world is everything that happens to Be true. The stars at night seem to suggest The shapes of what might be. If it were best, Even, to have it there (such a great bear! All hung with stars!), there still would be no bear.
John Hollander (b. 1929), U.S. poet. The Great Bear (l. 80–84). . .
Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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