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Archibald MacLeish

Poets have to eat as wellWhat he wouldn’t give just to walk out todayTo have time to think about time     “And here face downward in the sun    To feel how swift how secretly    The shadow of the night comes on … — Archibald MacLeish, from “You, Andrew Marvell,” Collected Poems 1917-1982 (Houghton Mifflin, 1985)

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