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May 07, 2023


What a beautiful love poem! The political/cultural shadow of cruelty makes it that much more poignant and urgent. Bravo!

Good poem. Terrific last line.

"Still, his beard across my brow, the burn of his cologne."

the truth is always after our 'still.'


Beautiful poem. Love it.

Slow burn beautiful poem.

agree with all of the comments above, thanx for the poem and post

Oh my. I am not usually a orating person but I pray for this couple and for all loving couples to be safe in their love.

A deeply affecting, beautifully crafted poem. How sad to have to live with such fear.

Beautiful, controlled poem.

Nice one.

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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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