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January 11, 2022


This is an excellent poem which, as said in the analysis, "There is much to say, there is nothing to say—the direction of the ordinary, the direction of the holy." Angela's analysis really helps me understand "The Crows", esp. its "almost-refrain." Rhyming with abrasion is the life of crows, and the life of humans as well.

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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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