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February 08, 2011


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Thank you for this post Joe. I met Maria a few months ago and until now had not read her poetry. Now I will seek it out. This poem is like a punch a to the solar plexus. So direct and authentic and honest and surprising . . . unforgettable!

Yes, lament. Unapologetic. Wonderful. Bravo, Maria.

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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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