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April 30, 2023


so energizing! so sparkling!

Wot larks, as joe Gargery says in great expectations! This larky poem is miscdef about great expectations!!

Love this one!

Especially this-- "the afterlife/is gaining on me"

this poem and post are perfection

Quintessential Studdard! Fantastic and fantastical.
And thanks for the reminder to enter the race in delight!

This is a forever poem. The love within outruns anything in its path.

Wonderful art, as usual, and here's to the Rockettes and the five words that appear on every billboard along the way to the afterlife in a new language and mutual tatoos. In my own case the billboards have six words: "Are you dying for a smoke?"

Smart, wonderful, whimsical poem! Another great pick Terence! And Melissa, if you're out there, I'm so glad I've found your work through this site, and will certainly look for more!

Don: Thanks for the comment, mon ami.

Terrific poem!

Excellent! Yes, "the afterlife is gaining on me" is one of those 'I wish I'd written that' things . . . Brilliant!

Don, yes, I'm here and so very grateful to all of you for these wonderful comments and to Terence and David for sharing the poem. Thanks to Conduit too for first publishing "A Little Bit Rain." Good luck in the race, everyone! I know we can win. ;)

Melissa Studdard ROCKS!

lovely and loving !!!!

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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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