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August 27, 2021


Excellent. Also see Farhad Manjoo’s article in yesterday’s NYT.

Lera Auerbach, you are the cat's meow. Since I adore cats, that is the highest compliment! I am in awe of your mind/music/writing. My beloved cats, Penny and Sue, thank you very, very much.

Dear Lera, Thank you for clarifying what those of us who are already ‘cat people’ know well and find adorable so that the rest of the population may be able to understand us ‘feline folks!’

Cat got your tongue? More likely Lera Auerbach's expressively and impressively voicing tongue got the cat

This poem is my idea of creation--in every sense of that word. I'm feline a lot better now. Brava, Lera!

P.S. Is "pun" short for "punishment"? This question still gives me paws.

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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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