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Doesn’t Anybody Know My Name? Rod McKuen

Fought a war that’s come and gone I’ve been away for so long My sister upped and wed Doesn’t anybody know my name? Mom was sick and took to bed And my old dog Red’s gone lame. What time the … Continue reading

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The House Where I Grew Up: Francoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy here laments the passage of time in ‘La Maison ou j’ai grandi’. She is in good company – Lot’s wife, Pippa Pilgrim, me and how many others? Well, François Villon for one: Dictes moy ou n’en quel pays … Continue reading

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‘Leave Behind That Which You Were’: Pippa’s Progress

“In the sun at last, she stands in the oldest back door in the world, a rock arch smoothed by the passing of a billion years. And beneath her feet, there’s writing deep-carved in the stone. Lowering herself to her … Continue reading

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