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January 20, 2023


I never undertstood "feh" until I met Julius Jaffe.

I liked these poems very much but wonder what does the "schmateh business"refer to?

Hi,schmateh means cheap low-quality clothing,like junk!

Thank you, Mitch Sisskind. I think your poems always get to the ultimate relativity of everything: "Yes and no."/ "Maybe and maybe not." From a person who used to believe in absolutes!

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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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