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Mark Strand

And though it was brief, and slight, and nothing
To have been held onto so long, I remember it,
As if it had come from within, one of the scenes
The mind sets for itself, night after night, only
To part from, quickly and without warning.

— Mark Strand, from “Luminism,” The Continuous Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992)

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