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December 25, 2020


A wondrous poem of the imagination, silence, isolation, and surprises. A poem with witty plays on words. A poem that is both light and heavy, that unfolds like lines of music. Where will it take us? My favorite line: "Rugs with animals, flowers,
and small people." I adore those small people in their rugged kingdom! I'd like to go there, too.

I don't know which I like better: the poem or the visual. I keep returning to both.
The poem is so tender and comforting, but the visual speaks to my love of the terrain.

am loving all the whimsy in this poem: '..even on the ceiling" and 'becoming one of its tiny people' and 'befriending a dragon' I think reading this to a child would be wondrous!

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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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