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May 16, 2012


Outstanding post. Have you read the essays in "The Dyer's Hand"? Auden likes making games out of just such distinctions as you play with -- as in one called "Purgatory Mates": With whom would it serve you right to spend all of your time together waiting?
Just last week it occurred to me that there is really only one American poet that everyone is expected to like and allowed to like: Elizabeth Bishop. -- 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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