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April 08, 2022


I was amazed by these poems when I first read them in the '70s. They did indeed seem very modern and brilliantly executed. It was hard to find a copy back then---I remember I had a xerox of the whole thing.

I agree with Terence. I had a xerox, too, and my young self thought they were brilliant and meaningful. Now looking through the other end of the telescope, they seem even more brilliant but decidedly chilling.

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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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