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June 29, 2009


In my art studio, I have Leonard Cohen's lines from "Anthem" to remind me of something very like this - "Ring the bells that still can ring,/ Forget your perfect offering./ There's a crack in everything./ That's how the light gets in."

Great post!

I was going to post the very same lines from 'Anthem.' love the dovetailing of the poem with his life's work. excellent parallels with plate tectonics & human nature. as always, so gracefully written and so precise in observations about human nature. can we vote so you can guest blog for another week? ;)

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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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