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December 10, 2010


Congrats, DL! Most well-deserved!

really great! in heaven they're playing your song.

You're the ice-blue, coolest of cool,
you're one of the roughs,
& nobody's fool,
you can carry Frank's hat
(if he ever comes back),
you're the coolest of the ice-blue cats ...
you're the generalissimo
of the bravo bravissimo,
you're the coolest jewel!
in all the bars
among the stars
they're plinkin' their ditties to you ...

Congratulations!!!!! Luck IS a Lady, and She sure knows how to pick the right guy.

sing it, dance it, play it!! (and you wrote it also) fabulous - congrats!

Congratulations, David! The ASCAP-Deems Taylor is a wonderful award, invaluable in so many ways.

A well deserved award for a wonderful book. Congrats, old pal! (I love the ditty posted above in your honor!)

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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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