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February 05, 2023


These deer live in a cemetery in Chicago.
They seem to be doing well, thank God.

Love this poem Bianca.

How sweet compassion is in poetry-and elsewhere.

This is a good fucking poem!!!

A vivid visual, and a poem with an important instruction. So good.

what skelley said

What lally said

This is a wonderful poem. I love it. Great artwork too.

I loved this poem from the title on. And yeah, I can easily see how those nightmarish damaged deer would be traumatic and also teach that being good to somebody, some sentient being, even--even!--oneself is a good thing.

Compassionate and empathetic...those deer are haunting!! Terrific poem.

Kudos, Bianca. I wonder how many readers have felt this way "I woke in the middle of the night / for my usual routine of self-hatred." You have captured sopmething intensely sad and real.

I'm hooked Bianca Stone!

Moving. Terrific. Thanks

In this powerful poem, both jarring and captivating, one might expect that the beautiful Pocono Mountains would be the ideal place to inspire a set design for some future drama; however, that scenery brought only trauma. The mere deck of a cabin proved more effective, where our poet so enjoyed herself as to be amazed that no one cared to join her. The cabin deck provided what the mountains did not: a set design of powerful words rather than evocative scenery, words with the potential to transform her life forever.

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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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