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June 03, 2008


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David this is beautiful! The translations have all been quite remarkable.

(I haven't enjoyed translations this much since Rexroth's Women Poets of Japan! Is there a book in this trip?)

Thank you so much, Jenny. I love doing these with "Eileen." The pity is that the authorities will not allow access to our blog in China, so she is not able to see the work -- or to read comments like yours. But I will copy them and send them to her in an e-mail!

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of coming back
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to the greatness
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"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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