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November 29, 2020


Meg inspires the world with that poem: so free-wheeling, smart, movable, touching--
goes so many places radiating outward, hurting, making everyone happy.

I surrender to the pure beauty and truth of Meg's words. We still mourn that day.

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Grace.

I'm with you there, Jiwon.

Thank you, Terry. I read the poem over and over and wondered who George was and are the options Meg rejects images from her own life. Surely some are, but maybe that's not the way to approach the poem. I need to educate my taste for modern poetry, but I did begin to sense the power and the emotion in this work, perhaps all the more by leaving aside my questions.
By the way, I also watched the video on Meg's book about her adopted dog Trouper, a very good way to get to know Meg a little better, and, I think, to get a better feel for this poem about George's advice as well.

Thanks, Peter. I couldn't resist sending you this, for obvious reasons.

Love it, Meg. Very touching. I remember meeting you on a boat leaving Stat Island some years ago. Don’t know if you might remember that
short encounter. After I looked up from reading some of your poems, you told me you had been watching my reactions. It seemed a sweet, intimate moment. Faye

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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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