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March 08, 2022


Terrific post, Angela! Mary's poem here sparkles and your elucidation makes "Müller and Me" 3-D!

Denise, I love your comment. Thank you!

I love the Koch bit..

It reminds me of the opening of Elegy on Toy Piano by dean young (which was written in memory of Koch):
You don’t need a pony / to connect you to the unseeable / or an airplane to connect you to the sky.

Collin, that's a great association--thank you!

As a lover of music, I would like to add two additional artists to great performances of Schubert's "pain-drenched" Winterreise: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Ian Bostridge. Both singers -- and the magnificent Thomas Quasthoff -- give legendary renditions of the masterpiece. Thank you.

The vowel of ai creates a rippling rhythm from line to line, as cited by Angela.

Extraordinary....thank you, thank you...

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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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