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June 13, 2022


Mark Strand turned me on to the work of the late Danish poet, Inger Christensen. She wrote a mysterious poem in honor of "Blue Poles." Had she lived, Christensen would surely have won a Nobel Prize for her luminous books, alphabet and Butterfly Valley.

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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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of the bedroom
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