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May 28, 2023


Cheers! And hey tip your bar-server well. They work hard. Lovely poem!

Wow, I knew a bartender's job as dispensary and listener was not easy, and I love this poem, and I offer a 100% tip to the barperson depicted here! Again, wow! Love the painting, too. thanks, all!

WOW I never knew this poet and the work is a total contribution to poetry.

I've always felt that "mixology" has much in common with the writng of poetry, and the bartender as depicted confirms my sense of the job as an alternative vocation. Great art, too.

terrific poem and post

I love this spelled-out poetics of a Subarctic Dive Bar — its cliental and its wonderful, on-the-ball dispenser of recognition. Thanks to The Poet, once again!

Wonderful poem--I love its exactness and how the directions of the speaker stay loyal to the quotidian, the dailiness of the job, while also wonderfully rising into an artistic realm. This poem brings me into a world I wasn't a part of till it placed me in this subarctic room. A great pick Terence. Tara, really happy to find your work here.

Thanks, Don. Great comment, as always.

WOW! I am definitely going to follow this Poet! Can't wait to read more of their work.

Love the language and great match with the picture. I really want to fly up there and head for a bar. Thanks.

A slight change in the title could give you a subarctic Dove Bar, good cold ice cream. But a Dove Bar can also be a bar of soap. That kettle of boiling water could then help you work up a good lather.

Very cool poem. I've just discovered a wonderful new poet.

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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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