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James Merrill

(3 March 1926 – 6 February 1995 / New York City, New York)

Quotations

Manos Karastefanes

Death took my father.
The same year (I was twelve)
Thanási's mother taught me
Heaven and hell.

None of my army buddies
Called me by name—
Just 'Styles' or 'Fashion Plate'.
One friend I had, my body,

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