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April 14, 2009


Thanks, Moira. Poignant and lovely.

I agree.

I, too, love this poem. Thank you, Moira.

I failed to comment in April, but will go ahead anyway since the hole that Deborah Digges leaves is permanent. Beautiful and haunting, this poem.We are all the lesser for the loss of her. Thank you, Moira.

Was Deborah published in the New Yorker? I am thinking of a poem of a little boy's birthday: he sits down on the birthday cake...

Another one is about a veterinarian who stops the car when he sees a cow who is in labour; he gets into the meadow and assists the cow...

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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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