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March 13, 2022


I am so happy to make this poet's acquaintance via such a wonderfully unexpected take on the M-word!Thank you both!

Thank you for calling attention to Eve Shockley and especially this poem. Head-clearing and very welcome. (I just saw The Power of the Dog. 🙀)

*Evie. Sheesh! (As if typos weren’t my signature.)

wonderfully insightful, lyrically exultant, totally satisfying poetic experience, thank you

Clarinda: Glad you liked it.

You're very welcome, Holly. I'm pleased you liked it.

Gorgeous! I was just talking about this very subject yesterday--the beautiful vulnerability of little boys, especially. Love this poem, Evie!

EVIE: You know I've always loved you; and that I've taught THE NEW BLACK in class. Now, with this poem, I see your heart again. And your private spring. Thank you.

We have a winner.

Beautiful and heart-melting for this cold time. Thank you.

Beautiful and so true. Love this poem.

Thank you all for the generous, kind words about this poem! (And a special thanks & hello to Grace!!)


Beautiful poem, Evie. Wonderful lines and a great reminder of the sweetness inside of so many boys. Thank you.

What an enjoyable poem! I could want to go back to boyhood and this time make a better go of it.

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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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