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February 14, 2018

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Thank you Thomas Moody for your explication of a poem I've always loved. And also, thanks for the link to the inspiring performance of the poem by Jeremy Irons; a case where the inclusion of piano accompaniment adds to the meditative atmosphere rather than distracting.

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