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Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut. In the first chapter, Vonnegut says he has two books with him on his flight; one of them is a copy of Roethke’s Words for the Wind. He quotes the first lines maybe to introduce the novel’s theme of predestination: “So it goes.”
John Le Carré mentions the same lines in his 1989 novel The Russia House.
Mia Farrow must have identified pretty strongly with this poem. She titled her autobiography, What Falls Away.
Harold Simonson borrowed another line for the title of his collection of autobiographical essays, Going Where I Have To Go: Essays from Within.