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January 20, 2023


Brilliant and powerful.

Hi Mary,
I enjoyed your Poem “Last words”
Using many unusual words
The English Language lacks poetic Words

I love the ambivalence (I mean ambiguity) of this peace, (LOL) the weight it carries from one meanness to another lifting words to more than their meaning. Thank you.

This pome hits close to bone, you mean home, don't you?
(That's my only homage line for it.)
I admire this poem for both the whimsy and the heartbreak. Thank you for it.

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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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