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May 19, 2023


Brilliant, with one more stanza than your average villanelle. "For my novels I was also slammed / By vain unlettered aristo types." This is both rare and well done!

Marvelous, Mitch! Didn’t she and Chas bring us kiddies’ guide to Shakespeare?

Summer, I think it was with Mary that Charles wrote the "Tales from Shakespeare."

Among all the 8.5 million New Yorkers plus the thousands of illegal migrants recently bused into the city, how many of them would know who Lady Caroline Lamb was or even care?
Yes, brilliant poem Mitch, though i couldn't care less about her, either.

Bozo, by your criterion, it would be pointless to write a poem about Aristotle or the Medicis or Diderot or "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too."

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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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