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Ashbery: “The Skaters,” first typescript, page 20

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Not for long now. And {now} they too collapsedele
Giving, as they pass away, the impression of a bluff
Its craggy headlands outlined in sparks, Its top crowned with a zigzag
Of grass and shrubs, pebbled beach at the bottom, with flat sea                   glides ?
Holding a few horizontal lines. Then this vision, too, {passes slowly} {slowly passes} away.dele