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December 26, 2010


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"I just want to get this thought out of the way: I am not a writer.I just want to get this thought out of the way: I am not a writer." You could have fooled me, Tynan. Wonderful post! I'm looking forward to your week. Thanks.

Nice work. I think a lot of us like the sound of a word more than its meaning -- and sometimes it's disappointing to learn what the meaning is, as when the hero of Aldous Huxley's "Crome Yellow" looks up "carminative."

Thank you for the poem, and for The Dialect Coach, which is a treasure! You're absolutely right--a poem has to feel good in the mouth. Robert Pinsky calls poetry "a bodily art"--it's not just the intellect that gets tickled.

such a nize work...admirable indeed,,specially by ""WRITER ASPIRANTS" like me..

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



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