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August 18, 2017


gorgeous renditions, my long time favorites, thanks for posting David, I needed that...

One of my favorites. Willie Nelson's take is pretty splendid, too.

Yes, nothing is better-- both of these versions.

And we poets might study these two masters-- and the song-- to learn about vowels and consonants. . . as materials.

(Thank you, David Lehman.)


I hate to disagree with the Master, DL, but c'mon--Betty Carter's version is pretty hard to beat.

I would never put down Betty Carter! Thank you for the link.

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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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