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December 27, 2012

theparisreview:

They are preparing to begin again: 
Problems, new pennant up the flagpole 
In a predicted romance. 
About the time the sun begins to cut laterally across 
The western hemisphere with its shadows, its carnival echoes 
The fugitive lands crowd under separate names. 
It is the blackness that succeeds gaiety, and Everyman must depart 
Out there into stranded night, for his destiny 
Is to remain unfruitful out of the lightness 
That passing time evokes. It was only 
Cloud-castles, adept to seize the past 
And possess it, through hurting. And the way is clear 
Now for linear acting into that time 
In whose corrosive mass he first discovered how to breathe. 
Just look at the filth you’ve made, 
See what you’ve done. 
Yet if these are regrets they stir only lightly 
The children playing after supper, 
Promise of the pillow and so much in the night to come. 
I plan to stay here a little while 
For these are moments only, moments of insight, 
And there are reaches to be attained, 
A last level of anxiety that melts 
In becoming, like miles under the pilgrim’s feet.

John Ashbery, “The Task”
Art Credit Jens Ullrich

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