May Wedderburn Cannan

(14 October 1893 - 11 December 1993)

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  • Bounty Boris (5/29/2013 2:40:00 AM)

    I think Rouen has all the warmth and idealism of the VADS in the First World War. I find it enchanting.

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We planned to shake the world together, you and I.
Being young, and very wise;
Now in the light of the green shaded lamp
Almost I see your eyes
Light with the old gay laughter; you and I
Dreamed greatly of an Empire in those days,
Setting our feet upon laborious ways,
And all you asked of fame
Was crossed swords in the Army List;
My Dear, against your name.

We planned a great Empire together, you and I,
Bound only by the sea;
Now in the quiet of a chill Winter's night
Your voice comes hushed to me
Full of forgotten memories: you and I...

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