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March 08, 2023

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I do not believe you and would like a copy of a page of the handwritten draft. Where do I send my money?

"Ephebe" is a great word. "Eager ephebe" is even better.

Interesting that loud music gets you going when you want to kick-start a poem. The year I decided to write a poem every day, it was usually in the late morning with the sound of loud antic jazz on the radio with some soulful vocals interspersed. I still like listening to, say, Art Blakey and Clifford Brown when I sit down to write.

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I am pleased to report that I am in receipt of the handwritten pages. They are quite impossible to read, though I make out Rod and Jon Stuart and Marianne and Michael Moore. Still I suspect that Ford himself probably can read them, which means that they are indeed a draft for input into the pc. Astounding, but: True!

(thanks Mark, it's nice to know other people can take a joke so far -- jennifer)

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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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