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April 17, 2012


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Thank you for the fascinating post. When I was writing a poem a day, Latrell Sprewell and the Knicks turned up a lot. So, too, did Mike Piazza and the Mets. Still I like the idea that basketball, because of its speed and staccato rhythm, is to verse as a ball game is to the cadences of prose. Did you watch the Knicks top Atlanta this afternoon? -- DL

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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

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