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February 18, 2024


What a delight, as we watch--in this overpopulated world--our favorite places erased from what they once were. Thanks for this.

Oh! I love this. Funny and sweet! And so true!
Having a husband on the local Board of Supervisors, he hears endless complaints about houses being build in views . . .

A truly beautiful poem and sentiment.

Beautiful…And how it is not all about us…me…mine…Thanks Terence and thanks Garret…

What a great ending! Beautiful poem about privacy and connection.

A remarkable poem! "most times quiet as the trees / they had not cut..." stunning!
I love the clarity, the intelligence--I will certainly look for more work of Garret's. Terence, you made my day with this showing!

Thanks for the comment, Leslie.

Don: glad you liked it.

So magnificent. A tiny story with psychological action on a spiral of gold. So grateful for this, I'll find more poems of his.
And let me say, each week I wait for art never seen before and never could imagine.
What a SUNDAY to start and end each week.

Forward this to my two neighbours living near in this wild corner of maine.

terrific pick and post terence, once again a gem

Thank you, Grace. What a nice comment.

Thank you, mo chara.

What a beautiful poem

I love the turn in this one.

Big-hearted and well-put.

Such a lovely poem and beautiful artwork.

I always like to be reminded that what seems like the worst things often turn out to be the best things.
Thank you Garret and Terence.

I like this narrative poem a lot! There is a spiritual quality to it reminiscent of Gary Snyder (or at least that's how I read it). Also, I like the double meaning of "peerless" (i.e., people who wouldn't peer into someone else's house and also "incomparable"). I will be looking up more of Mr. Keizer's work, and thank you again, Terence, for sharing such a thought-provoking poem.

Utterly lovely. I feel softened and can almost forgive our neighbors for their endlessly barking dog.

Doug:  glad you liked it.

Thanks, Cindy. Glad you liked it.

A poem for YIMBYs (yes in my back yard)! This powerful poem finds that new neighbors can work out well and be an actual improvement over a human-free view, even for a poet who seems to like his solitude (or is lonely? maybe both). Not always true, I suspect, but it worked out for him.

I love this poem! Thank you Terence.

Stacey: I'm pleased you liked it.

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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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