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« Available Surfaces VII: In the Palm of the Poet's Hand [T.R. Hummer] | Main | Film Still Series #125 »

August 30, 2009


La verite et la poesie, the grit of truth and the artifice of form, need not be in conflict as R. Barthes said not but as this sestina unflappably shows.

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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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