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« Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow | Main | Poetry from Aotearoa/New Zealand 7--Bernadette Hall's 'Miriama' »

August 04, 2014


Poignant and beautifully written. Thanks for bringing our attention to an artist of great potential who was lost to the world much too soon.

Thanks, Laura. Much appreciate this look at Sorley and his poems; I had no idea.

And yet we still shove masses toward the great death. More poems, more stories, more essays, more art , more music needed.

Typo in the first line of "To Germany," I think. Elsewhere, I found "Your hurt"--which makes sense syntactically, if you don't mind the subject & verb following the object.
"You are blind like us. Your hurt no man designed,
And no man claimed the conquest of your land."

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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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