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April 14, 2024


Loved it. Thanks.

Brilliant! And the pics to go with it!!!

I love this playful yet serious poem and its brilliant deployment of rhyme. I said.
"Let me leave this world when I am dead.
And chocolate chip pancakes please she said."

I want those pancakes, too. I'm happily exhausted after reading this.

delighted in every word choice in this brilliantly deceptive paen to transcending suffering

While feasting on this poem I felt like I was visiting some astonishing foreign country--what a thrill on this Sunday morning. Who doesn't or wouldn't love the two levels it's working on, the wishes upon dying and the breakfast scene, which appears in the poem so suddenly and wonderfully. And how those two realms end up blending in the mind together, and the rhyme that helps make the poem sail as it does. Quincy, what a poet you are! Terence what a curator of songs that makes our days! Another keeper here!

Don: great comment. Thank you.

Delightful! I love the pacing in this poem! Love and death and pancakes. Bravo!

I love this poem!!! Printing it out…And yes Terence, “playful and profound “…Thanks Terence and Quincy Scott!

Leslie---thanks for the comment.

I love this poem and the artwork!

Brilliant! The namesake of flytraps caught me and won’t let go. Each time I finish it I want to read it again. Thanks for sharing.

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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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