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October 29, 2021


A lovely haunting piece for the Day of the Dead. Who we leave behind never do leave us, eh?

Such a beautiful poem. So beautiful. And such an amazing, and I want to say impossible, achievement, to make me feel like I'm living in this world and beyond it, outside and inside a person, all at once, and in the most “down to earth” language.

So devastating and forever vivid. The poem is stunning, like the event. Thank you -- Karen

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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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