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i was the shadow of the waxwing slain

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    June 2, 2009

  • I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
    By the false azure in the windowpane;
    I was the smudge of ashen fluff -- and I
    Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.
    -Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire: the first line of John Shade's poem.

    June 2, 2009