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June 07, 2009


I like this a lot. Thanks for introducing me to a new poet!

I invited Edward Field to visit us for a reading and a lecture ("The Sassy Poets of Southern California") back in January of 1981; he was a delight. I too felt the life-saving properties of STAND UP, FRIEND, WITH ME; I still teach his poems, especially his movie poems, in classes, to much general joy and appreciation. Big birthday greetings from here, too, for it's worth!

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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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