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Remembering our poets
Sylvia Plath Dylan Thomas Lou Reed
October 27th is for me a day of poets. It marks the birthdays of Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath and the passing day of Lou Reed. I remember perfectly the day Lou passed. I was at Rockaway Beach, standing before the sea, when my daughter Jesse called and told me that Lou had died. I thought of the clipper ship ending his song Heroin and gave him a salute. Sometime before I had covered his song A Perfect Day. He called me and said it was beautiful and that meant so much to me; it was not so easy to garner a compliment from Lou.
Though I was deeply sad, I knew he would have appreciated that he sailed away on the birthday of two of our great poets, for Lou cherished poetry. Below is our cover, a fairly modest cover, but happily liked by Lou.
I wish everyone some kind of peace of mind. Very hard to attain in these times. I will be back tomorrow on a stopover in Paris….
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