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May 31, 2013


"A good trip to the garden begins with exhaustion and ends in rejuvenation": nicely said and nice to accompany you on the trip, if only from afar. Thank you. So many wonderful garden poems in English -- Campion, Marvell, Blake, Coleridge, et al -- remind us that our greatest vision of paradise is a garden, an Eden the couple lost almost immediately after themselves there, almost as if consciousness itself is incompatible with the "blissful seat." -- 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

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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