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February 21, 2023


One I can relate to. The closing is especially powerful.

Graceful, witty, cogent, as usual, from this modern master.

Thank You Auden

Rymeable poems
always needed
when you read ...
you relief greed

New poems
can’t rhyme anymore
because they want to poet
what they are born for.

Sylva Portoian, MD
Poeted instantly

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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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