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July 09, 2019


Glad you survived that! Thanks for including me in your blog, next to Whitman! I always put a fake name into one of those lists. This time, I think it was "dogbane."
Best, David

Woops, just looked up dogbane. It's real.Maybe 'hawkweed" maybe "stitchwort, both sounds a little phony?

I love how honest this is. I think so much of nature writing these days tries to be so imbued with knowledge making it hard for the novice to feels as if they belong, or can engage. Not these entries. They are unafraid, willing to try and to make mistakes. In a world with so much information it is delightful to read of someone learning, trying experientially. And doing so beautifully.

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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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