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January 26, 2009


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That waz da bomb yo!

I particularly enjoy the dual wreckage of the man's life and the New Jersey sprawl. It is effective as poetical mirroring, of course, but it has the added benefit of truth: one always feels greasy and ill when driving through Jersey.

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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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