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December 18, 2008


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I like the way the poem seamlessly integrates a literal Jewish text and ties it to an artistic obligation to create texts. There is an interesting Jewish aesthetic theory somewhere in there.

many people don't realize that, after the final redemption, there will be a new torah comprised of the same letters as the present one but forming different words. the torah we have now -- like the god we have now -- is the torah we need and deserve. but try to imagine what will be in that new torah! one thing is certain: it will be downloadable!

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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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