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July 28, 2021


This Poem by John on his birthday is just what I needed. Was thinking of Him today and planning a birthday celebration. Especially since I dreamt about being with him at a poetry reading yesterday and he invited me to sit down beside him. I had time to whisper a short poem in his ear before I awoke and He was gone. But He did ask me when I'd be celebrating his birthday before he disappeared like The White Rabbit.

A beautiful comment, Dorothy. Thank you very 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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