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1) I must not fall.
The spangled sea below wants me to fall.
It is hard as diamonds; it wants to destroy us all.

2) Everything only connected by ‘and’ and ‘and.’

3) Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
Where would we be today?

– Elizabeth Bishop, from, respectively, “The Unbeliever,” “Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance,” and “Questions of Travel”

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