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February 21, 2022


A beautiful, phenomenal sonnet (and I know a thing or two about sonnets!). The last line made me audibly gasp. Of course, Mary Jo's intro isn't too shabby either.

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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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