Sarah (0netrickpony) wrote,
Sarah
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I think it's the birds that get me

His blood on my arm is warm as a bird
his heart in my hand is heavy as lead
his eyes through my eyes shine brighter than love
O send out the raven ahead of the dove

His life in my mouth is less than a man
his death on my breast is harder than stone
his eyes through my eyes shine brighter than love
O send out the raven ahead of the dove

O send out the raven ahead of the dove
O sing from your chains where you're chained in a cave
your eyes through my eyes shine brighter than love
your blood in my ballad collapses the grave

O sing from your chains where you're chained in a cave
your eyes through my eyes shine brighter than love
your heart in my hand is heavy as lead
your blood on my arm is warm as a bird

O break from your branches a green branch of love
after the raven has died for the dove


- Leonard Cohen
"Prayer for Messiah"










(Wow - Usually I hate this style o' poetry, but I really dig this one. I think this is the first book of poetry I have actually paid for [Leonard Cohen's Stranger Music] and I'm pretty impressed. Then again, I'm not hard to impress...

Also, I'm really in to The Editors right now - download the song Bullets because I say so)
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