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April 05, 2014


The latest LRB has Helen Vendler in fine form writing about Gerard Manley Hopkins' letters. Hopkins' complete works being published, with the poems last. Hopkins marked a turning point in poetry, anticipating the modern era. I like the LRB and want to start back with Times Literary Supplement, but Lord, do they stack up.

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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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