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« From the Department of "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" | Main | The Year in Review: A Moment of Respite [by Alice Kaplan, July 6, 2012] »

November 27, 2012


"people are larger presences than their bodies." yes, I *love* that. And the puns. And this...these remembrances. Glad to know of this old and worthy tradition and so sorry I'm learning of it only to say goodbye.

Like Jenny, I loved that statement. True. We writers surely know this.

And this was quintessential *you* and made me smile:

"It was a beautiful spring afternoon, warm and full of airborne pathogens"

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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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