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December 05, 2011


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That would be "de gustibus non disputandum est."
Finals week and all--you're welcome.

I think of Charles Dickens 2 page description of a fireplace in Bleak House or Dumas' digression into the ethics of Luigi Vampa's criminal conduct (gang rape, ya'll!) and aren't these things both tether and light. Enthusiasm and the most unfocused 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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