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April 24, 2022


The prose poem from Centuries of Meditation is breathtakingly beautiful. I wish we still spoke like this, "how comes it to pass therefore that I am so poor." Pure, flowing music.

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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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