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August 05, 2009


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Excellent poem. I remember when it appeared in "The New Yorker" a few months after 9/11/01. To think that everything began in that one moment: weather, dress, even history. That is why I reread Genesis once a year.

Yeah, great poem Katha, really rocks.

I think this is the first time I've seen it, and I love it. Forgive me, Lord, but I love Eve's swaying beautiful hips. (Not in a bad way, of course, but a good way.)

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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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This Way Out

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Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
when they learned
that Hand might succumb
to the rule of Thumb.



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