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July 05, 2022


Lovely poem, a sweet and true elegy, full of the compassion and warmth that comes through in all your poems. And the pain. It's hard. I still see my father, once in a while, in the mirror. He always takes me by surprise.

It seems like it was just yesterday. I miss him and your mother. We had so many Manhattans together.

Many thanks to David and Stacey for posting!

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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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