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September 14, 2011


I like the "two," too. For me, it emphasizes that there a LOT of other legs in the world, and these are HIS two. Plus, it sounds nice rhythmically in his reading of it. One small word...good stuff! Thank you!

Two is nice, yes, and I am sure these lines are true to Bob, though the amazing thing with him is that it seems in the best poems -- best in the naturalness of the telling and the pacing (line breaks)-- the subject is least elevated: when it's about having grapefruit for breakfast, and the kids are in school, and after a pot of coffee, I think then to ask, like they say, for your hand. Where's Finland? =-- 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
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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