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Quotation by Marge Piercy
This nation is founded on blood like a city on swamps
yet its dream has been beautiful and sometimes just
that now grows brutal and heavy as a burned out star.
Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet, novelist, and political activist. "The Peaceable Kingdom," lines 53-55 (1968).
Written during the Vietnam War; Piercy was a prominent opponent of the United States' involvement in that war.
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