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June 29, 2010


I had a crush on Hawthorne because he was the cutest in my pack of "Authors" card game. Well, I was only 7.

I think I would have loved that card game!

Herman Melville had a big crush on Hawthorne, too. And I agree, he was quite handsome and crushable.

My crush, which lasted for many years, was on Poe. He was so sexy in this dark, bad boy way.

Laura, I forgot that about Melville, but yes indeed he did!
Stacey, Poe is definitely bad boy hot. Yep.

Wonderful essay. I know just what you mean!

Do tell, Robin, do tell!

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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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