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“What do you say?”

Two stories about parents saying, “What do you say?” … Richard’s was with his mother, a posh English lady, and his four year old son, Christopher, in a greengrocer’s in Kensington. The greengrocer offered Christopher a banana. As he took it, Granny said, “What do you say?”. So Christopher says, “Put it in a bag, […]

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untitled: “She’s walking…” She’s walking the beach arranging garbage in meaningful patterns Here, take this shell No, put it over there There’s a bottle top and a piece of string Will she tie her mind together or bottle her emotions or sail away in a seashell boat and see how far she can float click […]

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moans

i looked at my science page, these essays are wonderful why isn’t the world running to my page? sand on vibrating plates answer he said to the net to the void click on the pidgeon to home please write to me at normanallandr@yahoo.ca www.normanallan.com Bookmark It Hide Sites

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The Bourgeois Blues: my Leonard Cohen story This concerns Lee Harper’s amazing first poetic outpouring, which my father sent to Leonard Cohen. Lee was, and is, beautiful, so Ted enclosed a “head shot”. A few days later Ted said to me, “You write poetry,” and then something like, “Wow! Your good. You’re really good*,” and […]

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Brenda! There’s a hole in my heart oh dear me links? Franes Penney-Bethune, “Beth’s hole in the heart wasn’t Spain, it was me…” there’s a hole in the heart of that century Gerda’s back in the news Ted, Gerda Taro, the hole in my father’s heart… Lucky wouldn’t let me moan my way into there […]

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mallow

I’ve posted a page on mallow I was going round to my friend Annie’s birthday and had nothing to bring except mallow from the garden. She was delighted. She had a bit of a cough and, she’s from Quebec, “Malva, in french, this is mal va. ‘Bad go.’ My mother gives this to us for […]

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