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August 18, 2021


A great read for this morning!

Typo alert: "But none, I think, do there embrace."

Thank you, Michael.

This is an exceptional critique of two poems...and i even learned a new word today, chiasmus. Par example:
“By day the frolic, and the dance by night.” - Samuel Johnson, “The Vanity of Human Wishes”

Thank you, David.

"Snarled" is the perfect word to describe MicK Jagger's singing !

Thank you, Joel. Samuel Johnson is a master of the chiasmus, as is Yeats -- for example, in "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death": "The years to come seemed waste of breath, / A waste of breath the years behind."
And thank you, Jack.

I read this while listening to Laura Fygi sing "Girl Talk." What an amazing coincidence.

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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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