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September 01, 2015


This is a beautiful and inspiring post. "But it was the sonnet, that vessel, that was the only thing I knew that was experienced enough to guide me through grief, what I have never known." It is about as strong an argument for writing in received forms that I have ever read. Thank you.

A deeply thoughtful post, as precise as it is inclusive. I especially appreciated how you once found the sonnet as a place of "induced borders" only later to find that this very containment might be a place of solace. Just great stuff, Laurie...

I think your ideas are excellent, and I am very grateful for John Keats. I have benefited enormously from his poems and your explanations.

I saw your story and thought it was sad, but it was very wonderful.

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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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