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September 29, 2023


What a terrific poem.

The wonderful Ron Padgett. Lovely.

Hello Phyllis and Ron-

Your dreams trump (yikes) mine-hope old friends are faring well and glad you're still on the pen, ann boylston violi

Beautiful description of what must be a nearly universal dream.

Reading this short poem makes me want to order Tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Rome. Layers of mascarpone cheese, espresso-soaked ladyfingers and cocoa powder sprinkles create a divine symphony of flavors and textures.

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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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