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February 22, 2022


This is helpful: "its line breaks faking closure, supplying surprise"-- Enjoyed reading the analysis and the poem.

Enjoyed the line breaks here in particular, and the many strong images. Sheet lightning - I've never seen it, but can visualize it.

Thank you, Angela, for another excellent column. It probably is entirely irrelevant, but Ashbery went to Deerfield Academy preparatory to going to Harvard.

Thank you, J. Guaner, for your apt comment.

Annette Boehm, thank you for your appreciative words.

David, thank you for your kudos and for pointing out the Deerfield Academy connection--uncanny.

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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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