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March 07, 2022


Mark Strand was and is one of my favorite poets. I used to sit next to him at faculty meetings. I adored him. I miss his hilarious and brilliant emails to me. I miss this great, celebrated american poet.

I hope Mark would not mind this shared anecdote: After meeting the beautiful ballerina, Suzanne Farrell, at a ceremony and dinner for the arts, he said to me, "I'd drop everything and follow her around the world like a puppy!"

How I miss Mark!

Illusions are so compelling for a moment, like bubbles caught in the sun.

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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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