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November 23, 2015


I, too, am a great Sinatra fan. Sometimes I go on for so long about him, little trivial facts, why he's misunderstood by so many, how good he was to his x-wives, how much and how many he influenced. At times I get sappy and think I had a connection with him in a previous life--and I really don't even believe in previous lives. Am so thrilled to hear you've written a book. I remember how much I loved your Sinatra article--New Yorker? Atlantic Monthly? Can't wait.

Thank you for your comment. I especially enjoyed the part about previous lives. -- 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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