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September 15, 2012


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Outstanding poem -- but what does this have to do with poet Lehman? Not criticizing just saying.

Nothing. Just the confluence of names with an O'Hara poem everybody loves.

John O'Hara wrote poems? Since when?

He means Frankly O'Hara as in Frankly my dear I don't give a damn. Sheesh.

A mis-Concepcion?

Obviously, I am addressing Fernandomania Pessoa, a man of many identities--and he his own Helmsman!

Where's my harmonica? And where's the harm?

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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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