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October 31, 2010


What a wonderful writer you are, and how lucky for us to have had you this whole week.

Like you, I think, I associate those two Keats poems, "This Living Hand" and "La Belle Dame sans Merci" with fall -- not autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but the more desolate fall. The knight at arms, alone and palely loitering, isn't he Keats himself, victim of a Halloween joke gone wrong?

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"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


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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