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July 02, 2011


Sally, your enthusiasm for Portugal is palpable and contagious. I love Pessoa and in my imagination Lisbon is permeated by his spirit just as you say. Well, some day I'll get to go there and walk along the Tagus. Until then the poems will do. Thanks for posting. -- DL

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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
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