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April 14, 2023


Lovely translation of a to an infant, showing subtly a parent’s desire to wake the baby up, but reminding himself over and over that he won’t wake her up. He will leave any nudging to outside natural forces, even as he decides to lock the door with one of them.

A truly lovely and loving poem. I must keep it.

Congrats... Itzik Manger
Very hearty weaved stanzas
Very innocent imaginations
Despite the suffering he had...
I like to read more of his poems
I rarely get affected by English poems
but his soul was different
Innocent Poetic... He wanted to fly ...
Affected me so much ...
That left me to poet in my stile..
Congrats... Itzik Manger

Excellent translation of a poet I don't know.

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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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