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November 16, 2020


Wonderful poem! Brava.

Thanks, David. I completely agree.

Parallelism never had it so good! I really like the force of the repeating structures, the extremity and originality of the song's chosen events, the hilarity of its seriousness, the seriousness of its hilarity, the strong high bridge the speaker crosses to meet their thrilled and happy reader.

Sandra reminds us that we're only partly human--mostly we're supernatural mischievous beings who can turn language on edge. Sandra is delicious, operating on the edge the way she does. She always brings a poem home, stubbing her toe on something wonderful.

Thank you, Prof. Berger. I think you hit the target with that comment.

Thanks for the comment, Grace. Sandra is a fierce talent.

I'm extremely jealous here. I'll have to calm down.
Yes, as Don Berger said, and then: I really love it when a poetic (or prosodic) device reinforces the ideas in the content.
By the way, 4 of these statements are true of me.

wow, you sure know how to pick'em Terence...another poet I didn't know of but now am an adoring fan of...

Great poem. Good hearing it with such strength. Loved it.

Thank you,
mo chara is fearr. I knew you'd like this poem.

I'm happy you liked it, Eileen Reich.

Really fine, especially loved the ending! Thanks for the introduction!

You're welcome, Maureen. Glad you liked it.

Poem like this = my people. Thank you.

Thanks for the comment, Jerry.

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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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