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September 11, 2018

Prelude to Winter 

The moth under the eaves, 
with wings like

the bark of a tree, lies 
symmetrically still— 

And love is a curious, 
soft-winged thing 
unmoving under the eaves 
when the leaves fall. 

—William Carlos Williams
  American poet (1883-1963)

Source: The New YorkerOctober 14, 1939
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