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Help me find this Leonard Cohen poem?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 am
by carolynbes
Recently the fragments of a Leonard Cohen poem appeared in my head. I remember it was saying something of middle-eastern candy, Greek, and sheets? I believe it was for a guy who's name starts with an S? I apologise for being vague but I need to know the title of this poem!

Re: Help me find this Leonard Cohen poem?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 am
by majmunka
"I see you on a Greek mattress" from Parasites of Heaven
I see you on a Greek mattress /
reading the Book of Changes, /
Lebanese candy in the air. /
On the whitewashed wall I see /
you raise another hexagram /
for the same old question: /
how can you be free? /
I see you cleaning your pipe /
with the hairpin /
of somebody's innocent night. /
I see the plastic Evil Eye /
pinned to your underwear. /
Once again you throw the pennies, /
once again you read /
how the pieces of the world /
have changed around your question. /
Did you get to the Himalayas? /
Did you visit that monk in New Jersey? /
I never answered any of your letters. /
Oh Steve, do you remember me? / /
1963

Re: Help me find this Leonard Cohen poem?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:24 am
by carolynbes
majmunka wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 am
"I see you on a Greek mattress" from Parasites of Heaven
I see you on a Greek mattress /
reading the Book of Changes, /
Lebanese candy in the air. /
On the whitewashed wall I see /
you raise another hexagram /
for the same old question: /
how can you be free? /
I see you cleaning your pipe /
with the hairpin /
of somebody's innocent night. /
I see the plastic Evil Eye /
pinned to your underwear. /
Once again you throw the pennies, /
once again you read /
how the pieces of the world /
have changed around your question. /
Did you get to the Himalayas? /
Did you visit that monk in New Jersey? /
I never answered any of your letters. /
Oh Steve, do you remember me? / /
1963
I want to marry you!!!! Thank you so much!!

Re: Help me find this Leonard Cohen poem?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 am
by majmunka
:D :D :D
I'm not saying I'm not interested but you might want to marry The Leonard Cohen Concordance :lol:
http://www.webheights.net/cohenconcordance/

Re: Help me find this Leonard Cohen poem?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 am
by carolynbes
majmunka wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 am
:D :D :D
I'm not saying I'm not interested but you might want to marry The Leonard Cohen Concordance :lol:
http://www.webheights.net/cohenconcordance/
of course! :D