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November 13, 2008


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Nice poem! I have a soft spot for Grant -- he really loved Julia. I mean, he was gaga for her. Every time he was away from her for any extended period, he went on a spectacular bender from loneliness. Once, when she was considering surgery to correct her strabismus, he wouldn't let her do it because, he said, he liked her just fine the way she was. My favorite story is how, after losing all their money to a cheating Wall Street financier, he made sure she would have an income by writing his memoirs - he finished them 48 hours before he died of throat cancer. They were a best-seller (Mark Twain had a hand in editing them) and Julia was able to live out her widowhood in comfort and security. A nice guy, old Ulysses.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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