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September 24, 2023


Wow! This is a terrific poem!'s the new kind//of humor, the new kind of prayer,/in which the jokes aren't funny and prayers don't deliver....

Eloquent and terrifying. Bravo!

what a cinematically ruminating take on violence we all seem complicit in,, if that isn't too scrambled a way to say i reluctantly appreciate how discomforting this was to read

And autocracy is the subject of the day, dictatorship not far behind. The Poet is "the conscience," as one guy said, evident in this action-adventure poem.

I admire the intelligent detailing of this poem and how Tom lets it breathe, extend, as his speaker takes in the experience and finds words for it. Great pick, Terence.

Prof. Berger: thanks for the comment.

Another terrific poem from Tom Sleigh. Thank you Tom and thank you Terence for presenting it

Emily: Thanks for the comment.

I hear and feel this new kind of prayer. Thanx for a great poem. I’ve gotta get this poets latest book.

Extremely powerful.

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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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