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February 21, 2010


This is hilarious. I remember when I first read this poem and I remember hearing Tony Towles "flat" delivery and it was still hilarious. You don't have to be Jewish to love Tony! (Though I am and I do.)

I'm sure all the schlimazels who keep getting soup in their laps are grateful to have a Towle handy. This gave me a real belly laugh!

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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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