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December 12, 2019


Only a poet, a true poet, could do what Sinatra did with "weird". It was Frank who should have won the Nobel Prize!

You're right! -- DL

Dear editor,

you might like the poem below.

Two daughters of a silk merchant live in Kyoto.
The elder is twenty, the younger, eighteen.
A soldier may kill with his sword,
But these girls slay men with their eyes.

And two more:

Rain and things

rain falling
on me

poor old bugger
begging in the rain
for a few shillings
sorry pal, I'm broke too

Season's Greetings

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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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