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June 28, 2019


What a beautiful translation, David!

Thank you, Angela. Maybe I should tackle the rest of the poem. It's great / but hard to translate.

Yes, David! You definitely should.

I love this! So beautiful and melancholy. Thanks for sharing.

So lovely. And I find the poem particularly moving now: how deftly it turns "an age of darkness" into "a sacred night."

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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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