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December 13, 2020


Dear Ms. Auerbach,

I am a poet, but I did not know that you are also a poet. I know you as a musician and a brilliant contemporary composer. I have heard the great violinist, Hilary Hahn, perform your work. In fact,I think you have a piece in collaboration with Ms. Hahn for tonight!

Your words on our pure love for our animal companions are very moving, honest, and true. I love what you have to say about cats, too. They do know us humans. Have you ever read Cesare Pavese's "the cats will know," surely one of the saddest poems.

"Who am I/the worm of the earth/always with the animals." -- Saint Francis of Assisi

Thank you for your exciting and provocative music and for your sensitive and compelling words on such an essential theme.

Dear Emily, glad to connect. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there was a work of mine performed by Hilary Hahn on-line. It is still available until Dec. 19th. Wish you all the best and looking forward to getting to know your work.

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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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