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November 21, 2008


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This is lovely, Joy. And a reminder of why we return to certain poems at different times in our lives. There's also something magical about lines of poetry that stick with you. Maybe you didn't realize it at the time, but later they pop into your head as if they were "planted" during the first reading so you would remember them when they would be useful. This post set off many memories and associations. Thanks.

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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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