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October 23, 2020


I'm currently teaching a UCLA Extension Writers Program class called "The Art of Craft-Towards Publication," and last week I talked a bit about ways that some poetry incorporates lists, or --like this one -- can be entirely composed of a list. I'll send my group a link to this poem, such a good example.

Lovely idea for a poem, and superb execution.

brilliant, as always

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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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