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July 31, 2009


Wicked in every sense. What a wonderful word that is -- ranging from "naughty" to "wicked cool," with an echo of diabolism and damnation. With your gift for rhyme, I wonder whether you can (would, will) write a sonnet with "wicked" as one of the end words?
PS Favorite sound patterns here: bruises / hip / use /lips / whiskers / quicker; ancora / aurora.

Thank you! and consider it an assignment: I will write a sonnet with wicked as an end word.

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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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