„It's a strange courage
you give me ancient star:Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!“

—  William Carlos Williams, kniha Al Que Quiere!

"El Hombre"
Al Que Quiere! (1917)

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Kontext: The garrison laid down their arms before Satan. Michael placed his flaming sword at the feet of the conquering archangel.
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—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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Kontext: You are white —
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Nor do I often want to be a part of you.
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