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
I have that in a book titled Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968
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:
In truth, I think that one word makes it for me.
Have you tried either of his novels? The Favorite Game and Beautiful Losers.
No, but thanks. I'll look out for them.
Thanks guys for the information. I will try and find them.
My favorite of his musical compositions is "The Future"
I like his Recent Songs and Songs of Love and Hate best, although it's hard to really choose.
I will look for that edgar, thanks. Would you give us a little sample?