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October 25, 2020


Love this poem--original images, wonderful sensibility! I really like its precision, not to mention this musician's great sense of line.

And nice video and picture to go with it.

I love this poem -- all of it, but especially the last line.

"Don't sit under the apple tree with anybody else but me" (as sung by the Andrews Sisters)
brings it back
just as surely as "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when"
"Saturday night is the loneliest night in the week."

Excellent poem and I'm sorry to discover his work and his death simultaneously. By weird coincidence, the Andrews Sisters appear in a poem I wrote at 4:00 this morning.

Don---Glad you liked it.

Bob---Now you're making me feel like I should write a poem mentioning the Andrews Sisters.

Lovely music and terrific poetry.

David---What about "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"?

OMG. Love this poem so much! A depth of layers peeling

Yes--- he was a very talented guy.

Thanks, Maureen. it is a miniature masterpiece.

Such a skillful poem—pared down to just the essential core of its meaning.

Yes, and therein lies its power. I do wonder, however,

if "fatal" would have been a better choice than "lethal."

feckin brilliant, the poem and the musicianship

I knew you would love it.

This is just what I needed tonight: a great poem and reel. And a fascinating backstory. I'll dig further in. Somehow, it's a perfect prelude to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Thanks for turning us on.

Thanks, Lawrence. Donaghy seems to be better known in the UK than here.

Very nice poem and Martin Mulhaire is dancing somewhere above listening to the playing of his composition The Golden Keyboard.
thank you for sharing this. How did he pass away at such a young age.

Thanks for your comment, my dear. I believe he died suddenly

of an aneurysm.  He was certainly a brilliant man.

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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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