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February 08, 2022


Angela's analysis really helps me understand this poem and makes me see a continuation of influence from Ezra Pound to Basil Bunting and then to Donald Revell. The quote from Bunting is a nice one, and this line from the poem is my favorite: "The sharper the mist, the sweeter the hour."

I agree that Angela's analysis made this poem so vividly real. Also I had never previously considered Doanald Revell a New York School poet but now I see her point and her mention of Ashbery.

"Christ has suffered enough, / And my angel is clean enough to kiss."--My favorite line from the poem. Angela's description of the lines as the "seven leagues of our loneliness, its injuries and salves" is perfect. Thanks for continuing to showcase these poems!

Thank you, JQ Zheng, for your generous comments.

Thank you, as well, Sarah Gelder, for your words here.

Kevin Thomason, I appreciate what you have to say here.

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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

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