Wednesday, 13 February 2008

In honour of Valentine's Day, a few lines from Ashbery

It seemed our separate
lives could continue separately for themselves and shine like a single star.
I never knew such happiness. I never knew such happiness could exist.
Not that the dark world was removed or brightened, but
each thing in it was slightly enlarged, and in so seeming became its
true cameo self, a liquid thing, to be held in the hollow
of the hand like a bird.

John Ashbery, Flow Chart

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