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April 14, 2014


Nice. I especially liked the allusion to Ruth Royce Williams's poem "Dallas":

And Dallas
like a phallus
in Texas
where my ex is.

Cool! A co-inky-dink for sure.
I did not know that
verse but there is a hidden
hand that guides us.
Evanesce is a favorite word.
This is the second time I've
used it in a poem. Often defined
with a reference to the
Cheshire Cat.

I, too, believe in the gloved black hand,
invisible as Adam Smith's,
that shapes our destiny,
rough hew it as we will.

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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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