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January 09, 2023


I know one who loves her panties
And has done so since his thirties
When he was corrupted by his aunties
Cleanly, without showing his dirties.

What a glorious post! Great poem, great commentary.

Yay! Thanks for posting, David! Love, David

I'm pretty sure the idea of the poem comes from something Virgil Thompson once said, which Kenneth loved to quote.

"Friends, work, love: you can have two of the three, but not all three."

As I recall, it's something he himself heard Thompson say, perhaps at a party.

Just realized that I misspelled Thomson in my prior comment! It's Virgil Thomson.

What a joyous post! Thanks for the happiness.
Marilynn Talal

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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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