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Charity by François Villon

from Bequests, lines 233–240

Item: I bequeath to the poorhouse
my hammock, made of spider webs.
To those who flop under market stalls,
trembling there with faces clenched, 46 palabras más


James Sallis, 'The Long-Legged Fly' (1992)

In the darkness things always go away from you. Memory holds you down while regret and sorrow kick hell out of you.’

The Long Legged Fly… 928 palabras más


Raphael Jerusalmy 'The Brotherhood of book hunters'

Initially, searching through audio books at my local lending library it was the cover of this book that caught my attention, I had not heard of the author. 279 palabras más


Je meurs de seuf auprés de la fontaine,

Today we return to Paris in the 1400s with another poem from Villon, a sort of Vinnie Jones of his time, but always ready to surprise and entertain us with his verse. 524 palabras más

Qui plus, où est li tiers Calixte,

This poem by Francois Villon is the companion-piece, although less well-known, to the “Ballade des Dames du temps jadis”, which I posted on this blog on December 29 2014. 464 palabras más

Abandoned Iron Horse Found

He had had an old Nikkormat that was his dad’s. It’d been kicking around. There was another camera, a Leica, with a parallax view-finder he’d used as kid when he was nine and ten but that was gone with the… 184 palabras más