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March 31, 2024


I look forward to SUNDAYS, reminding me of the great poets I read, and needed to see again. This is such a tough sweet poem-- a balance difficult to achieve, but Swann lives up to his name.
Once again, the visuals are startling finds.

No he'll never die! He lives on and on in this hard- eyed brilliant poem!

"Follow your heart" indeed. Whew. Tough and fine and unforgettable, as is the Irving Penn photo to illustrate it.

Admirable poem & Irving Penn photo. Thanks, Terence. . .and Mr. Swann.

Somehow this poem seems rather appropriate for this day…This Day of Light and Resurrection…Thanks Terence and Brian!

David: Thanks for the comment.

Leslie: thanks for the comment.

Thank you, Terence.

Tough and great. The person represented, the poet, the venue. Slainte, all of yez.

Wonderful poem and artwork.

There is a strange optimism in this poem that heartened my day, Thank you, Brian & Terence!

Yes, we never lose our sexual desire, ever! Sexual desire is mystically linked to new life. Fine poem. Giving up still leaves us to hope.

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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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