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May 30, 2022


sean thomas dougherty has been one of my all-time favorite poets since the first poem I read of his a couple of decades ago, and this poem exemplifies why

A fine poem. Thanks. Amen.

What a marvel this poem is. And so is your likening it to a snow globe, Terence.

9 million stories in the naked city. Great poem. Draws you in and leaves you there.

The shakeup, upside-down fun and magic of a snow globe is complicated by the young women in the car and very real lives. Lovely poem of witness.

How poetry tells who we are like no other art form.

Thank you for the back and forth of how we know, and then don't know, and then know again, the depth of other people's lives.

Great poem.

T - Your weekly gifts always help me to slow down. This one brought me to a complete stop.

Thanks much. For the poem and for introducing me to the poet.

Beautiful. Thanks!

I'm with Lal, I've been a fan of Sean Thomas Dougherty for years & this poem is exactly why. Just what I needed. Thanks to both of you.

Patrick---Thanks for the comment.

Wow, a stunner of a poem. Empathy through the mist.

Hear hear!

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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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