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April 04, 2023


<<< The beginning of knowledge, as in Ashbery’s “The Mooring of Starting Out,” is humility. Allan Peterson’s “A Horse Remembers” enters the tradition of the many great poems that call out their speaker’s inadequacy, placing them not above but below, under our boot soles. We arrive at this: what we know holds none of the round certainty of the original apple. There are no givens but mystery. >>> Brilliant.

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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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