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July 21, 2008


Testing, testing; one, two, three...

It works! (Hurrah. I think I figured "it" out.) Nicely done, Rachel. In the poem I imagine that you intend at least two meanings for "conservative," no?

I'm glad you spotted that bit of wordplay; yes, the double meaning is entirely intentional. :-)

This poem reads true, on a very many levels. The second stanza made me grin, and the last two had me nodding my head at how spot-on they were.

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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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