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April 16, 2021


Thanks for highlighting (later in this essay) Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" as a poem that refutes Auden on behalf of an ideal of peace. Here is an amplification of that point: 40 translations of the poem online with commentary.

Hi! and thanks for this penetrating essay.

What a terriifc piece of writing. I learned so much!

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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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