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A. R. Ammons

                          I was released from forms, from the perpendiculars,              straight lines, blocks, boxes, binds of thought into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and blends              of sight … in nature there are few sharp lines. —A. R. Ammons, from “Corsons Inlet,” The Selected Poems: Expanded Edition (W. W. Norton and Co., 1986) Advertisements

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