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November 08, 2019


Thanks for including this poem in your series, David.. i enjoyed it much although i had to look up the definitions of a few words, which will improve my vocabulary , going forward.


David Lehman is away from his desk, not chariot-ed by Bacchus and his pards but on the view-less wings of poesy. He will respond when soft incense hangs upon the boughs.

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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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