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Galway Kinnell

The last memory I have
Is of a flower which cannot be touched,

Through the bloom of which, all day,
Fly crazed, missing bees.

— Galway Kinnell, from “Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock,” Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (Houghton Mifflin, 1964)

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