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December 15, 2022


A very fine fantasia cloaked in doggerel.

Not doggerel. Good bracing stuff.
Hoagy Carmichael ran over my doggerel.

I love this poem. It happens simultaneously with what it is about. You have to read it to understand it, unlike many poems, which you can get without reading. I had to look up "shanked" and am glad I did. Thank you BAP & thank you Susan!

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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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