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‘Valentine’ by John Ashbery

February 14, 2012

This is a man in love:

Like a serpent among roses, like an asp

Among withered thornapples I coil to

And at you. The name of the castle is you,

EI Rey. It is an all-night truck stop

Offering the best coffee and hamburgers in Utah.

It is most beautiful and nocturnal by daylight.

John Ashbery,

Valentine (1975)


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