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November 01, 2021


"Keats and Yeats and all the greats": beautiful.


Wow! What an amazing poem. It makes me smile; it makes me cry. I love it.

This is so fabulous, and true! What with all those indiscretions of youth, It's a wonder we are still alive!

Ah, maybe that's why I had to go see a psychiatrist. I never had a youth anything like that.

Great. Beautiful. Powerful.
And: Oy....

Beautiful, how did we survive the wonderful years of our youth!

There is no one better to illuminate and celebrate our time. Terence Winch is the real deal and this poem rocks just like the real Celtic Thunder.

We had an appetite for appetite. . . . and the songs in our bones
that have come unsung. Kaytes and Yeets n alla da Grates!
T Winch hits it outta the ball park again
Jaysus, this it another one of them poems I was gonna write but he wrote it and damn he wrote it a helluva lot better than I woulda if I coulda.
And I can hear the squeeze box behind this one.
And yeah we be dancing with ya, Terry!

“the songs in our bones/that have come unsung.” Beautiful poem.

Thank heavens I thought it was just me.

I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

I’m glad you made it alive and still writing poetry that deeply reaches us.

And the beat goes on. Ya got me with this one.

That last couplet broke my heart in the best way, boyo -thank you for the best poem.

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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
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