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May 10, 2023


Professor Lehman, One word: beautiful.

—Eduardo Ramos Ruiz

I love that photograph. You both look radiant with mutual pride and love.

Simple, true, and beautiful.

This is a beautiful, poem, David. And one that I returned to when I lost my own mom in 2021. Happy Mother's Day to all the mommas, both here and departed.

This pure poem will stay with me. Thank you, David. Beautiful and remarkable.

Wonderful piece of writing, David, and thanks for sharing the photo
“The price of rice is going up today” just perfect.

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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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