[Dedicated to A. M. Klein (1909-1972)]
Hurt once and for all into silence.
A long pain ending without a song to prove it.
Who could stand beside you so close to Eden,
When you glinted in every eye the held-high
razor, shivering every ram and son?
And now the silent loony bin, where
The shadows live in the rafters like
Until the turning mind, a radar signal,
lures them to exaggerate
Mountain-size on the white stone wall
Your tiny limp.
How can I leave you in such a house?
Are there no more saints and wizards
to praise their ways with pupils,
No more evil to stun with the slap
of a wet red tongue?
Did you confuse the Messiah in a mirror
and rest because he had finally come?
Let me cry Help beside you, Teacher.
I have entered under this dark roof
As fearlessly as an honoured son
Enters his father's house.
Writer(s): Leonard Cohen
Copyright: Old Ideas LLC
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|3||Go No More A-Roving|
|7||On That Day|
|8||Villanelle for Our Time|
|9||There for You|
|12||To a Teacher|
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|3.||Go No More A-Roving|
|7.||On That Day|
|8.||Villanelle for Our Time|
|9.||There for You|
|12.||To a Teacher|
|2||To a Teacher|
|5||There for You|
|6||Villanelle for Our Time|
|2||The Tallest Man On Earth|
|5||Noah And The Whale|
|8||The Swell Season|