Monday, July 23, 2007

Light, Poetry & Prayer

Ring the bells that still can ring,
forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well,
poetry is just the ash.
Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into
a child asking for all there is
in a language he has barely mastered.
~ Leonard Cohen

1 comment:

LL said...

I've been reading your translation for a heck of a lot of years now, and I really like the way it reads...

you're awesome - can't wait to see you!