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June 15, 2021


Wonderful post about a wondrous poet.

An admirable formulation: <<< “Sometimes I feel so inspired” is an encounter of sensibility with world. To read is like strapping oneself to an experienced parachutist. We land on the fact of poetry and its seminal prevarication. >>> Brava.

Thank you, Jill Newnham and David Lehman, for your appreciations.

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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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