John Ashbery quotes

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I lost my ridiculous accent without acquiring another
You have original artworks hanging on the walls oh I said edit
What is the past, what is it all for? A mental sandwich?
You hold me up to the light in a way
I should never have expected, or suspected, perhaps
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I prefer "you" in the plural, I want "you,"
You must come to me, all golden and pale
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The boy seemed to have fallen
From shelf to shelf of someone's rage.
No one could begin to mop up this particular mess.
Thunder lay down in the heart.
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These wonderful things
Were planted on the surface of a round mind that was to become our present time.
And the truth is cold, as a giant's knee
Will seem cold.
Once a happy old man
One can never change the core of things, and light burns you the harder for it.
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