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Although set to speak of the poet's current personal and social predicament, these poems insistently hark back, not without melancholy or regretfulness, to a golden age of religious tolerance, as in "Abdallah a Grenade," to a brief interlude of relative political freedom in the homeland, as in "Entre le chevet et la nuque," or simply to certain casual and everyday things such as "Pain cuit a point / amour tres pur," as in the poem "Il est certaines choses.
However, I have to say here, with a regretfulness that ought to be obvious, that I will not be making it to Denver this year.
And McCook, a latecomer to the cast, finds a gruff, stirring regretfulness in ``The Road You Didn't Take.