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Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks
We say ourselves fortunate to be driving by today.
That we may look at them, in their gardens where
The summer ripeness rots. But not raggedly.
Even the leaves fall down in lovelier patterns here.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "VIII. Beverly Hills, Chicago."
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