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Edwin Arlington Robinson

(22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States)

Quotations

Villanelle of Change

Since Persia fell at Marathon,
The yellow years have gathered fast:
Long centuries have come and gone.

And yet (they say) the place will don
A phantom fury of the past,
Since Persia fell at Marathon;

And as of old, when Helicon

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