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September 03, 2021


An amazing photograph for an amazing poem. Thank you, Lera Auerbach.

Stirring, startling, wonderful!

Excellent poem by Lera did get me thinking....
My deaths smell like mothballs
Placed in closets where I hide
from my fears of moths and spiders
Order Lepidoptera sing
to Order Araneae
Keeping order in the house
Orchestrating death to disappear
Until it reveals
it's face in due time

Beautiful poem and great response from Joel Weiner.

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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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