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February 13, 2014

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Charles, I am pleased to read this poem has such enormous power in the broader community. The first time I heard it read out loud at a reading, I cried. It affected me directly in my heart and as Marge says here in her interview with you, it's completely accessible to all. A truly great poem by an important American writer.

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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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THE RULE OF THUMB
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Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
when they learned
that Hand might succumb
to the rule of Thumb.

 

 


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