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William Carlos Williams

We sit and talk
quietly, with long lapses of silence,
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes
which has no speech

— William Carlos Williams, from Paterson: Revised Edition (New Directions, 1992)

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