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June 11, 2014


The taller the tree is the sweeter the peach.
I'll give you the whole megillah in a one-word speech:

You can be either read to or be the reader,
You can either lead or be the leader.
Don't wait until you're told you're old and worn,
Take in some air and get your lips puckered,
Before you find you're simply too tuckered,
I'll tell you, chum, it's time to come blow your horn.
-- Sammy Cahn (lyrics), Jimmy Van Heusen (music)

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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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