Saturday, May 13, 2006

poetry!




















"True Love Leaves No Traces"

As the mist leaves no scar
On the dark green hill
So my body leaves no scar
On you and never will
Through windows in the dark
The children come, the children go
Like arrows with no targets
Like shackles made of snow
True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It's lost in our embraces
Like stars against the sun
As a falling leaf may rest
A moment on the air
So your head upon my breast
So my hand upon your hair
And many nights endure
Without a moon or star
So we will endure
When one is gone and far
True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It's lost in our embraces
Like stars against the sun
All this talk about poetry, especially Cohen's makes me think of this one. Rus e-mailed it to me when we were dating and it made me all mushy inside. Feel free to barf, but I thought it was another good indication that he was the man I wanted to marry!

6 comments:

Rus said...

you wanted to marry Leonard Cohen!?!

elisabeth said...

oh no, he's too much of a womanizer. there would be trust issues.

Dagga said...

beautiful, Rus you are such a romantic.

phyllis sweetwater said...

who wrote it? it's lovely.

Rus said...

Leonard Cohen

elisabeth said...

that's Cohen's self-portrait too