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  • ''Frankly, these days, without a theory to go with it, I can't see a painting.''
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. The Painted Word, ch. 1 (1975).
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O Lost

We shall not come again.
We never shall come back again.
But over us all, over us all,
Over us all is—something.

Wind pressed the boughs;
The withered leaves were shaking.
It was October, but some leaves were shaking.

A light swings over the hill.
(We shall not come again.)
And over the town a star.
(Over us all, over us all that shall not come again.)
And over the day the dark.
But over the darkness—
What?

We shall not come again.
We never shall come back again.

Over the dawn a lark. (That shall not come again.) ...

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Fountain

On the Square,
The slackened fountain
Dripped a fat spire of freezing water
Into its thickening rim of ice.
In summer, a tall spire
Blown in blue sheets of spray.
When they turned it down,
It wilted—
That was like a fountain, too.

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