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Cohen Poem a Mantra

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2005 08:21 pm
When the bad out weighs the good, this is a Leonard Cohen poem I say in my head - a bit like a mantra.
I don't really understand why - but for some reason it makes me feel stronger. Anyone know it?

HE WAS LAME

He was lame
as a 3 legged dog
screamed as he came
through the fog

If you are the Light
give me a light
buddy

1965


Peace,
E
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2005 09:27 pm
I have that in a book titled Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968
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Endymion
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 06:25 am
Hey, edgarblythe,

The book I found is called LEONARD COHEN POEMS 1956-1968
Cape Poetry Paperbacks.
It's a slim paperback with a grainy, blown-up photograph of an ear (yes,
a single ear) on the front and a small photograph of Cohen on the back.

I found it in a jumble sale (for 20p), already looking like it had been chewed by a dog.

Another poem in there that intrigues me is:

A Person Who Eats Meat

A person who eats meat
wants to get his teeth into something
A person who does not eat meat
wants to get his teeth into something else
If these thoughts interest you for even a moment
you are lost

Someone from the book's past had scribbled in pencil:
Exactly! underneath.

In truth, I think that one word makes it for me.

Peace,
E
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 06:29 am
Have you tried either of his novels? The Favorite Game and Beautiful Losers.
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Endymion
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 09:09 am
No, but thanks. I'll look out for them.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 05:42 pm
Thanks guys for the information. I will try and find them.

My favorite of his musical compositions is "The Future"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 05:44 pm
I like his Recent Songs and Songs of Love and Hate best, although it's hard to really choose.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 05:49 pm
I will look for that edgar, thanks. Would you give us a little sample?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 06:06 pm
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4990&start=0
Here is a thread about Cohen you may find interesting.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2005 06:13 pm
Great! Thanks
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