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September 12, 2012


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Thank you, Amy, for this fine and thoughtful post raising such interesting questions. I, too, believe there is much overlap between poem and error -- in a Freudian slip you have the germ of a poem(in addition to a possible key to self-disclosure). The difference between an accident and an error is also a beautiful subject for speculation. --DL

Very interesting.

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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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