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January 15, 2013


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Like you, I love Paul Violi's "Index" -- and the Platonic idea that stands behind it. I believe an index of first lines, in almost any decent anthology, produces such splendid juxtapositions that an "index of first lines" seems a useful prompt in a writing workshop. Thank you, Heather, and here's hoping you'll favor us with a crystal-clear index of your favorite states (of being or of the fifty that constitute the republic), or hairstyles, or cocktails, or lyric poems, or Hollywood actors, based on page citations in your own unwritten autobiography. -- 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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