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July 26, 2020


Such a fun and funny poem, thanks!

Way to go, Bernie. For you on honeydew have not fed, nor drunk the milk of paradise. -- DL


I feel lucky to have heard Bernard read this poem last fall. It is superb, and has come to my mind very often since then. So glad to see it here.

Bernard has always been the gold standard.His intelligence, humor and surprise will knock me out every time. It has done this to me for years.

One of my favorite poems! Thank you for posting it!

Thanks, Chris. It's a favorite of mine, too.

Yes---Bernard is a gem.

That was a great reading by Bernard. I remember not liking that I had to follow him.

This poem is even more lovely than a Redwood tree. There, I said it, and I am standing by my words. My new favorite poem, even better than Prufrock!

Thank you, Bill. I've always felt that on a good day, I could out-Prufrock Prufrock.

Aw, very kind, Chris. Very kind Terence too.

Why, Grace Cavalieri! I might have to have this embroidered on a sampler -- to weep into during those low moments . . . xo

Aw gosh. Thank you. I'm glad people are liking it.

Sez who?
Thank you for this, DL. I'm just sending some poems out for the first time in years, so the timing is great. And I really DO read the site :-)

I'm a fun and funny guy.

Thank you. It was a great event. We need another. XO B

Dear Bernard:

I love this poem's wit and its nod to JB in the last line. More, please! And thanks to Terence for choosing it.


I never wrote this. But I like the poem. 😏

You're welcome, Mr. Beaudouin.

It’s uncanny how this reminds me of Doug Lang and his lovely acerbity. This is truly lovely. Thank you!

Brings to mind the name of Marty Stuart's band - the Fabulous Superlatives. And they, too, can make me laugh out loud.

Bernard, thanks for this (and for the dedication to Doug Lang).

Terry, thanks for selecting this.

Patrick Clancy

And thank *you*, Patrick.

Thank you :-)

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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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