Friday, December 31, 2010

Poem for the New Year



Thinking, as I suppose many do around this time, about change and rebirth.

And was listening earlier to Leonard Cohen's lovely "Joan of Arc," specifically this line, when the warrior-saint is on the pyre: "Myself, you know I long for love and light/But must it come so cruel, and must it be so very bright?"

(Also, is it just me or is Cohen the missing lovechild link between Leonard Nimoy and Peter Coyote?)

Happy New Year to all.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, what a great new year's wish! reminds me of coleridge in the best sense. ... can't tell house fire from a block party, among the many wonderful lines
... mouse

M. C. Allan said...

thanks, mousekins :) of course no one will want to publish it until next year, if then!