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April 18, 2023


I love what you say in the last paragraph, Angela: "the conflict between what Robert Frost called 'inner and outer weather' will never resolve, but continue to seduce us into new forms of thought, bonding them to our old, sanctified loves." Beautifully put. The poem reminds me of how playful and vital the leaps of the mind are in poetry. The more unlooked for, the better.

I look forward to your posts every week!

Brilliant! Thank you.

These posts by Angela Ball are as instructive as they are entertaining. Thanks.

The poem and Angela Ball's commentary are full of gratifying poetic surprises, for which I am duly grateful.

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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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