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December 02, 2013


I, too, would use the word "outsider" yet am aware that it is too broad a term. John Hollander's refutation of "the question" -- for he refutes rather than answers it -- is elegant but an evasion. This is not a criticism, just evidence that you have a sympathetic and attentive reader here, who wonders about the interaction of the Jewish spirit and the seductions of an anti-religious secularism.

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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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