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March 31, 2014


Can't wait to read the skinny, the lean & mean, and the fat in tomorrow's post. This one most entertaining & promising. For my part I have learned never to introduce myself as a poet, and certainly never as a poet and editor, because everyone who sits next to me on an airplane has a niece or nephew with a manuscript of poems,, and even the owl-eyed man who looks like an accountant wants a reading at KGB Bar, although he has never been there and has no interest in anyone else's verse. So I have resorted to identifying myself as a medieval historian (Auden's suggestion) or sometimes a spokesman for the Ottawa Travel Agency.

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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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Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
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to the rule of Thumb.



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