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July 05, 2011


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I hadn't read this before. I like it. Which kind of seems like a dumb thing to say after your thoughtful post. But I like it. Maybe he was sick of all the politics and spying and stuff, or maybe, as you suggest, his landlady was getting on his nerves and just wanted to be left alone - for a little while, anyway. If he really wanted to be left alone in the garden (some garden, too!), he wouldn't have written the poem.

(Response to be filed under "Why Laura Will Never Be a Literary Critic.")

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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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