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July 14, 2009


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This really affected me. I have tears on my face. More of her stuff?

This is a hard-hitting poem with the most politically incorrect title in years, and likable therefore from the start -- the more so as the passion persuades us of what we suspected all along: there is nothing correct about feelings, let alone desires. Carole King remains a very underrated songwriter. I think it was the Crystals who recorded the song.

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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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