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April 18, 2011


I just received my copy a couple of days ago and I'm very, very happy to have it. The decision to abandon a rhyme scheme must have been difficult, but I respect your reasons for doing so. I would very much welcome more English versions of Roussel's poetry, but even if you don't change your mind, thank you for this one!

Just learning translation and writing a book just after that, very Inspirational!!!

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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

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