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October 04, 2022


Such a terrific poem, Clarence! And great engagement, Angela! I feel the poem alive with movement as though the still image has become a film through poetry. Quite the opposite of Stevie Smith's "Not Waving but Drowning."

Yes, a terrific poem! Yes, the poem, 'itself a wave, ends in a cascade of wonders.' Years ago, with permission from Prof. Major, I translated his "Apple Core."

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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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