Marilyn, Eleanor, Bohr, and Faulkner…

Marilyn, Eleanor, Bohr, and Faulkner
Died the year that I was born;
E.E. Cummings, Charles Laughton,
Hermann Hesse -- all were mourned

As I lay within my cradle.
Each were born as others fell:
I can say, now, with six decades 
I have not replaced them well

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