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December 25, 2022


My two gun holster gave me the girl power I needed. I think I still wear them. Thank you for taking me there.


Love this poem

Thanks for the comment, Jody, and Merry Christmas to you.

Yes, perfect. Merry Christmas!

I love how "almost holy" this experience is, and the "angel's folded feather wings," the holster and horn, the beautiful sound of "caroling at Ryeside," the lulling repetitions. This is Janey Hamill's own distinctive poem in the vein of cummings's song to his tree during this season. Nice pick!

Prof. Berger: Thanks for the comment.

Where are the snows of yester year? In this lovely poem. Thanks so much, and happy Christmas!

The perfect poem and painting for the season! And love the photo of Susan and Santa :)

Almosty holy: yes, a perfect choice. Great is the painting (and the photo of young Susan with old Santa).

As you read this lovely poem, hark! the Herald Square angel's wings. Yes, wings, not sing nor sings. The poem itself does the singing.

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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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