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December 20, 2020


Dear Ms. Auerbach,

I don't usually come to this BAP site, but I wanted to read about my late, dear friend, Mark Strand, and I have discovered yet another wondrous prose poem by you. I love how your thoughts, so free and natural, unspool and surprise me. True poetry!

I hope you enjoy a beautiful and peaceful holiday season and a creative and healthy new year.

Respectfully yours,
Emily (Fragos)

P.S. My favorite Russian poet is Osip Mandelstam. James Greene and William S. Merwin, a truly lovely man and fine poet, did beautiful, moving translations.

How can I can start?

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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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