Wikipedia Poem, No. 164

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“But it is precisely as an attenuated Abstract Expressionist that Twombly has won a place in history. He preserved the Romantic subjectivity of a movement that, as American culture turned witheringly skeptical, lost all conviction. He did it by hazarding that conviction is overrated. Mere whim will serve just as well.” Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker, Drawing Lines, March 2005.

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and safeguard threater of god's elect is 
       beyond reproach blameless as 
his online reviewers note
      
and 
   safeguard threater 
      god is 
     beyond reproach in christ
        what is 
         beyond reproach a phrase 
         35 years
the one 
who 
          was alienated
        this 
is beyond 
reproach phrase lamprey
impeccable 
          exemplary imperious in her direction 
    with 
        twee over us who stubbornly struggle 
to be country and 
   safeguard 
through ethical standards 
         for us 
who writhing 
to 
  term a country and safeguard threats 

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