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May 06, 2022


Frost settles on the morning. Thank you, Mitch, for a bit of clarity.

Clarity -- and richness of humor.

Count on Mitch Sisskind for true wit.

Let's see if this barnacle can be scraped off Frost as easily as the one poetry professor Lehman put on him Saturday? Poets are makers, which does not extend to making a living - or getting a pat on the head, by recycling the work of poets.

Dave Read, your ire is irrepressible but lacks charm.

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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"
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