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November 08, 2022


A brilliant analysis of a wonderful poem by the extraordinarily talented Sharon Mesmer, who was my colleague for many years at the New Schoool. Thank you, Angela -- and thank you, Sharon.

Thank you, David!

Terrific poem, Sharon! And wonderful commentary, Angela! As someone born on the 13th, it has always been my lucky number....superstitions aside.

Thank you so much, Denise. Any day with you born on it is lucky.

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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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