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November 26, 2011


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Thank you for the stimulating post, Jennifer. In London I lectured on Bishop's Crusoe poem in relation to Wordsworth's "Daffodils." Nice to be thinking alike with you. Before I forget. . .which of PV's poems do you want to read at the memorial? -- DL

Has anyone claimed "Finish These Sentences?"

Hi Jennifer. Alas, yes, someone spoke up for that one! DL

How about Excess? I love that one terribly.

"Excess" sounds good!

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"After You've Gone"
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as I enter
in the dark

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