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January 02, 2024


An insightful reading of a clear-sighted poem. I would add only that the title "A Man and a Woman" is itself an amusingly deployed trope, and that the poem seems to me to continue a comic tradition, including the naming of names, extending from Aristophanes through Horace to Alexander Pope to--well, you can fill in your favorite names.

Thanks, Dan! Happy that you and Angela both picked up on the comic tradition — something important to me. Your list of names contains my idols, to which I’ll add Kenneth Koch!

Love it!!!

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Dan Campion.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, Jack Skelly.

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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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