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September 26, 2023


I'm duly humbled by the honor, and duly honored by the humble.

But I'd better get it right. Francis Picabia?

Happy 5784 to. all..

George Gershwin, born today (September 26, 1898), painted this picture. He thought he could do everything: compose, play piano, play tennis, paint, dance. . .

Oferchrissake. George and Ira’s sister was a painter full on, showed at the Phoenix Gallery co-op in the 60s. Blanking on her name, she didn’t use Gershwin but her married name…
Florence something?
Lady be good…

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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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