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Louise Bogan

Now that I know How passion warms little Of flesh in the mould, And treasure is brittle,– I’ll lie here and learn How, over their ground Trees make a long shadow And a light sound. —Louise Bogan, “Knowledge,” The Blue Estuaries: Poems: 1923-1968. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux October 31, 1995) Originally published November 1st 1974.

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