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November 12, 2016


Brilliant piece. "Hineni" ("here I am") is what Abraham said to God when he was commanded to take his son to Mount Moriah. At the Yeshiva, where I studied for eight years before moving on to Stuyvesant High School, the students said "hineni" when attendance was taken. Thank you, Lawrence.-- DL

Thanks so much, David. I appreciate it.

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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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