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August 09, 2022


Kudos on another excellent piece. I visited Diana's class at Stuyvesant, my alma mater, some years ago. It's a happy memory. "The miraculous ordinary" is a great phrase. Could work as a title or subtitle!

The phrase--miraculous ordinary--is eye-catching, and the close analysis is helpful in understanding the poem.

Thank you, David Lehman, for this generous comment. I will save the phrase. I was thrilled to write about this poem.

J.Zheng, thank you for your kind appreciation.

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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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