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January 24, 2022


There is no love like the memory of love ever teaching: life how I love thee.

How good to see this affecting poem by Herbert Gold. I met him and his wife at a reception after Gold's fine reading at Ohio University. I was a young undergraduate with lots to say; they were friendly and kind.

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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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