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September 27, 2008


Good work, David Lehman. A convincing poem in American English. Thanks for your work. A copy of the Hamburger translations arrived today, and I feel a little like Mr. Benjamin above. It will be interesting to look at the Lehman and Hamburger versions side by side. Yours will stand.

Thanks very much, David Polk.

Is the Holderlin chronology by Scott Thompson still available?

I was unable to reach it using the link above.

Query from Toronto Canada

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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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