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August 06, 2023


Who abandons a brewery?!

I'm always glad to see a new sonnet that explores how weird love is, and how weird sonnets can get :-)

what bernie said

Terrific sonnet! Love the dreaminess and contemplation of what a "job" is--especially the "job" of a poet following his obsession.

I thoroughly agree with Bernie. I love this poem, not JUST because it's a terrific contemporary sonnet, but not NOT for that reason either. Wow. a wondrous poem.

PS to Terence et al: Tell us about the creation of the painting and the photoshopping that gave Mistress Luscious Lips 2 elbows on her left arm.

Clarinda: Everything I know is in the caption.

The saddest, bravest, most arrogant, most obsessive words ever spoken: "I'm not doing this for the money."

The human mind made this poem, and I am in love with it.

When we speak of sonnets, I cannot help recalling "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee Jr., a poem I effortlessly learned by heart and recite to myself every now and then. I think also of what I believe to be the original text of I Corinthians 15:6-7 -- "He appeared above to 500 brothers, once and for all to all the apostles."

You're done it again, Terence. Excellent poem paired with excellent choice of illustration. Kudos!

David: Glad you think so.

Wonderful poem and great artwork. Love it. 💚

How is it possible that every single week you post my all-time favorite poem? And then you do it again.

Thanks, Elinor. Your comment is the kind that makes it feel worthwhile.

Thanks for the great sonnet, Jose & Terence.

. . . Zooey, Zoe, or Zoey and poetry, vocation, or love . . .
Nice author photo, 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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