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September 14, 2021


Another wonderful poem picked by Angela Ball, and beautifully commented on.

Terrific opening line.

I wonder what NY School traits does the poem display?

Thank you, Sarah Gelder!

Thank you for your question, Jill Newnham.

For me, the poem is New York School-like both in its rich combination of comic and tragic and in its transformation of moustache to art object.

I think so too, Peggy Rieseling!

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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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